NYSP to Crackdown on Speeders and Aggressive Drivers

By Joe Gullo

Published 04/16 2014 01:57PM

Updated 04/16 2014 02:00PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State Police are planning on cracking down on speeders and aggressive drivers. This is part of Speed Week, which runs from April 17 to April 24

A press release says the goal of the campaign, and enforcement year round, is to reduce speed related crashes and improve safe travel. 

“Too often families are forced to endure needless heartache as a result of reckless driving,” said Governor Cuomo. “During Speed Week, the State Police will be out in force across New York cracking down on drivers who break the law, putting themselves and others at risk. This week and every week, I urge drivers to slow down and adhere to the vital and lifesaving rules of the road.”

Aggressive driving behaviors State Troopers will be targeting include: 
  • Excessive Speed 
  • Frequent or Unsafe Lane Changes 
  • Failure to Signal 
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to Yield the Right of Way
  • Disregarding Traffic Controls 
  • Impaired Driving 
  • Cell phone/electronic device use
Tips when encountering an aggressive driver: 
  • Remain calm 
  • Keep your distance
  • Do not pass unless you have to
  • Change lanes once it is safe (don't jump lanes without looking) 
During the last campaign from August 10, 2013 to August 17, 2013 State Police issued more than 9,600 tickets during “Speed Week.” Fines for speeding range from $45 to $975 and three to 11 points, depending on the rate of speed.

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