Police In New York State Issued More Than 25,000 Tickets During Speed Week
Police around New York State crackdown on speeding during speed week and gave out over 25,000 tickets. The Speed Week traffic enforcement campaign took place throughout the state from August 15, 2022, to Sunday, August 21, 2022. A total of 25,199 tickets were issued. Police targeted speeding, distracted driving, and violations of the Move Over Law,
Move Over law requires motorists to exercise extreme caution when passing emergency vehicles that are stopped in or on the side of the road.
Police were also targeting aggressive drivers, impaired drivers, and violations of seatbelt laws. The operation utilized regular patrols and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement patrol vehicles aka unmarked police cars.
The number of tickets issued was actually significantly less than 2021's Speed Week, where State Police issued 32,922 total tickets. Last year's Speed Week was 9 days, compared to this year's 7 days. While the total number of tickets issued was less, police gave out more tickets per day this year,
518 tickets were issued per day in 2021 compared to 631 tickets issued per day in 2022.
Here's The Breakdown Of Tickets Per Infraction
Speeding - 14,008
Distracted Driving - 531
Move Over Law Violations - 476
Drunk And Impaired Driving - 214
Accidents - 206 (Including 5 Fatalities)
|Region||Speed||DWI Arrests(# of persons)||Distracted Driving||Child Restraint/Seat Belt||Move Over||TotalTickets|
(includes other violations)
|F||Upper Hudson Valley||1,603||51||53||90||62||2,920|
|K||Lower Hudson Valley||2,495||32||23||99||53||3,550|
|NYC||New York City||397||6||80||52||1||1,246|