“Speed Week” safe driving campaign now underway

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Speed Week kicked off Sunday, marking the beginning of a week-long New York State Police enforcement initiative to crack down on speeders and aggressive drivers on the New York State Thruway.

New York State Police will be out and about in force using traditional State Police vehicles and unmarked cars. Police say those unmarked cars allow them to more easily identify the drivers who are not following the rules of the road.

In addition to speeders, police will be on the lookout for distracted or impaired drivers, people not wearing seatbelts, and drivers not following New York’s “move over” law.

Travelling just 10 mph over the limit could result in as much as a $150 plus three points on your license, so remember to take it slow. Speed week runs until September 15.

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