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State Police Begin Initiative To Target Aggressive Driving In Westchester

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Police began a week-long enforcement initiative on Thursday targeting speeding and aggressive driving across the state. This year’s “Speed Week” campaign runs through Wednesday, April 22.  

The goal of this campaign 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.

Drivers can expect to see more troopers on major highways during this campaign. Troopers will be using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE vehicles allow troopers to more easily identify motorists who are violating the vehicle and traffic law. These vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.

If a motorist feels another driver is endangering the public on the road, they have the option of calling 911.

The fines for speeding on 55 mph highway or posted 65 mph zones are as follows: 

First Conviction

10 mph or less over the limit - min $45/max $150 11- 30 mph over the limit - min $90/max $300 31 mph or more over the limit - min $180/max $600   Second Conviction 10 mph or less over the limit - min $45/max $300 11 - 30 over the limit - min $90 /max $450 31 or more over the limit - min $180/max $750   Third Conviction 10 mph or less over the limit - min $45/max $525 11 - 30 over the limit - min $90 /max $675 31 or more over the limit - min $180/max $975   Court Surcharges:  Town or village courts - $93 Other Courts (city traffic courts, etc.) - $88   Violation Point Structure: 1-10 mph over limit = 3 points 11-20 mph over limit = 4 points 21 - 30 mph over limit = 6 points 30 - 40 mph over limit = 8 points over 40 mph over limit = 11 points ( triggers suspension)

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