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Police Dish Out 58 Tickets In Westchester Speed Enforcement Detail

The Sprain Brook Parkway in Westchester County. Photo Credit: Google Maps
New York State Police. Photo Credit: File

Dozens of tickets were dished out during a New York State Police “Speed Week” enforcement operation on the Sprain Brook Parkway.

New York State Police troopers from the Hawthorne barracks were in Hawthorne on Thursday, June 6 for the detail, where they handed out a total of 58 tickets, including 51 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."

Other details have been held on other Westchester and Hudson Valley highways.

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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