The “Speed Week” enforcement campaign which started Monday, August 15, 2022, and runs through Sunday, August 21, 2022, is seeing a lot of aggressive drivers being caught red-handed by troopers who are actively patrolling highways and nabbing drivers who violate New York’s “Move Over” Law.
As the “Speed Week” enforcement period progresses, Troopers are 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 everyday traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.
In the June 2021 Speed Week campaign, State Troopers issued 23,996 total tickets, including 12,900 for speeding, 437 for distracted driving, and 382 for violations of the Move Over law.
Throughout this entire week, speeding by all vehicle types, as well as other traffic violations, will be heavily enforced in addition to normal year-round enforcement. Troopers will also be watching for other traffic violations, including distracted or impaired drivers, vehicle occupants who are not properly buckled up, and drivers that are violating New York’s Move Over law.