“Speed Week” heated up in Dutchess County, as New York State Police troopers handed out more than 100 tickets during a speed enforcement on the Taconic State Parkway.
During the detail on Monday, June 10, a total of 128 tickets were dished out, including 111 of which were for speed-related infractions.
According to police, 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.
Speeding by all vehicle types, as well as other traffic violations, will be heavily enforced throughout the week in addition to normal year-round enforcement."
Police said that speed is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes in New York State. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University at Albany, in 2017, 301 people were killed and 18,178 were injured in New York in speed-related crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 3 and 33.
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