State announces statewide campaign to prevent speeding
Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics New York state law enforcement officials this week will increase patrols in an effort to reduce speeding and other traffic safety violations. The crackdown on speeding began Sun., Aug. 14, and will continue through the 21st, Gov. Kathy Hochul's office said. "There are countless risks and tragic consequences to speeding, and I want all New Yorkers to be mindful of the speed limits in your area," Hochul said. "This enforcement campaign will be crucial not only to catch speeders but also to encourage all drivers to maintain safe speeds on our roadways, and I encourage all New Yorkers to take your time and get to your destination safely." During Speed Awareness Week in 2021, law enforcement issued 23,087 tickets for speeding as well as 32,170 tickets for other violations such as impaired or distracted driving. A report from the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the Rockefeller College at the University at Albany found unsafe speed was a factor in 353 fatal crashes in 2021 and 317 crashes in 2020. Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.