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State Police Plan Crackdown on Speeding

Summer is the vacation season. With the economy still struggling to rebound, a large number of vacations will be road trips. Many New York families will head out across the state toward their destinations in search of a little relaxation. Unfortunately, summer is also a very busy time for state troopers. In-state and out-of-state drivers could find themselves forced to spend money on the worst kind of souvenir - the summer speeding ticket.

The New York State Police has announced a speeding crackdown called "Speed Week" that will take place August 8th through the 14th. Officers statewide will be aggressively targeting speeding drivers and issuing citations to those caught exceeding the posted speed limit. The State Patrol cites speed as a cause of nearly one-third of all fatal traffic accidents in New York, and wants to reduce speeding in an effort to make highways safer.

While police will be focused on speeding, they also will be on the lookout for those who are driving while intoxicated, as well as other traffic violations, including not wearing a seat belt or the use of a handheld cell phone while driving. Officials announced the campaign in connection with the NASCAR race taking place at Watkins Glen International Raceway.

For New Yorkers, every mile-an-hour over the posted limit could result in the loss of additional points on their license, leading to a potential license suspension. Both in-and out-of-state drivers could also be facing high fines and increased insurance costs. If drivers wish to contest the tickets, they will have to make an appearance in the region where they were stopped.

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