It’s “Speed Week” and the New York State Police will be targeting speeding motorists through Aug. 14, according to Major Donald L.X. DePass Jr., Troop D.
The highway enforcement campaign coincides with the NASCAR race occurring at Watkins Glen International Raceway on Aug. 14, according the Madison County Courier.
Every available state trooper will be on patrol this week, watching for speeders, impaired drivers, vehicle occupants who are not properly buckled up, and other traffic violators, DePass said.
“Too often, police officers witness first-hand the tragic and often needless loss of life resulting from highway crashes,” DePass said. “Many of these highway deaths and injuries result from common but illegal actions such as speeding. We’re encouraging the public to think about their driving behavior and comply with speed limits, to help prevent needless tragedies.
“Although aggressive enforcement is essential to saving lives, we encourage motorists to voluntarily comply with New York’s traffic laws. By driving within posted speed limits drivers can help ensure safe and uneventful travel or themselves and their families,” he said.