Police around New York have started their annual crackdown on speeders, it runs through August 7.
Two years ago, August was the deadliest month on record for speed related crashes in New York, when 39 people died.
Fewer people died in August last year, when state and local police were out in force, and wrote more than 30,000 tickets during “Speed Week.”
Troopers and local cops say they’re prepared do that again this year.
New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II said, “Studies have shown – speeding kills. During this campaign, and year round, we will work to reduce this kind of dangerous driving. We want drivers to slow down, put the electronic devices away and pay attention out on our roads. Attentive, responsible, defensive driving is the key to avoiding crashes and keeping our roads and highways safe for all that travel them.”
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