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:
Cell Phone use: 577
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.