New York State Police troopers handed out four dozen tickets during a special speed enforcement detail on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Westchester over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
During the detail in Hawthorne, a total of 48 tickets were issued for a variety of vehicle and traffic violations on the Sprain Brook Parkway. Of those tickets, 37 for were drivers allegedly speeding.
According to police, speeding 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 State in speed-related crashes.
Officials noted that on average there were 316 deaths each year due to motor vehicle traffic-related injuries where the role of an injured person is unspecified, killing 1.6 of every 100,000 New Yorkers. The rates were highest for males and New Yorkers between the ages of 20 and 24, followed by those 65 and older. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages three through 33.
The enforcement comes on the heels of other such details on busy roadways throughout Westchester.
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