State Troopers Issue 21,000 Tickets During Speed Week
New York State Police issued over 21,000 tickets during this year's "Speed Week" campaign.
The special traffic enforcement period was conducted from August 2nd through August 8th.
Troopers issued 9,205 tickets for speeding, 348 for distracted driving and arrested 234 people for driving while impaired.
State Police also responded to 268 personal injury accidents, which resulted in five fatalities and 393 people injured.
"Reckless driving puts everyone on the road at risk and with the Speed Week campaign, we make it clear that it will not be tolerated in New York," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "State Police and local law enforcement continue to be diligent in their enforcement efforts to put the brakes on drivers who endanger others and disregard the law."
The Speed Week initiative is funded through the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.