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129mph During “Speed Week”

129mph During “Speed Week”

From August 6 - August 12, “Speed Week” by the New York State Police, Troopers have issued 22,176 tickets, more than 10,000 of them for speeding. In one case, a motorcyclist was stopped after being clocked in the Town of Athens going 129 mph in a 65 mph zone. Troop T ticketed Roddy Yagan, 23, of Liverpool, and also charged him with reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

During the campaign, the New York State Police targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. Troopers also were on the look-out for distracted or impaired drivers, those not properly buckled up or violating the “Move Over Law.” Below is a list of the total tickets that were issued statewide:

Speeding: 10,266
Texting: 279
Cell Phone use: 577
DWI: 238
Move Over Law: 622
Total tickets issued: 22,176

The goal of the “Speed Week” campaign and enforcement year round, is to reduce speed-related crashes and improve safe travel for drivers and passengers on New York’s roads.

 

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