More than three dozen tickets were dished out by New York State Police troopers in the area during a special speed detail in Northern Westchester.
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, troopers handed out 41 tickets along the Route 9 corridor during the targeted enforcement period in Cortlandt.
Thirty-five of the 41 tickets were issued for speed-related infractions.
Police said that the "operation was conducted in furtherance of our mission to ensure highway safety for all users of the roadway.”
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.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages three through 33.
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