Slow Down, Extra troopers out this week

State Police from Troop K announce start of “Speed Week” enforcement campaign

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Robert C. GregoryTroop K Commander

PRESS RELEASE

 The New York State Police from Troop K will conduct a week-long enforcement initiative to crack down on speeding and aggressive driving across the state. The “Speed Week” campaign runs today through Tuesday, August 8.

Speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one third of all fatal crashes in New York State. In 2015, 343 people were killed and 18,191 people were injured in speed-related crashes statewide.During this summer’s Speed Week, 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 laws while driving. These vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.Speeding, as well as other traffic violations, will be heavily enforced throughout the week in addition to normal year-round enforcement. 

The fines for speeding on 55 mph highway or posted 65 mph zones are as follows:10 mph or less over the limit - min $45/max $15011- 30 mph over the limit - min $90/max $30031 mph or more over the limit - min $180/max $600

Second Conviction10 mph or less over the limit - min $45/max $30011 - 30 over the limit - min $90 /max $45031 or more over the limit - min $180/max $750

Third Conviction10 mph or less over the limit - min $45/max $52511 - 30 over the limit - min $90 /max $67531 or more over the limit - min $180/max $975

Court Surcharges are as follows:Town or village courts - $93

Other Courts (city traffic courts, etc.) - $88

Violation Point Structure:1-10 mph over limit = 3 points11-20 mph over limit = 4 points21 - 30 mph over limit = 6 points30 - 40 mph over limit = 8 pointsMore than 40 mph over limit = 11 points (triggers suspension)


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