State Police announce start of the 2022 “Speed Week-Mover Over Initiative” traffic enforcement campaign

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Press release from NYSP.

The New York State Police will target speeding and aggressive drivers during a special weeklong traffic enforcement initiative. This year’s “Speed Week” enforcement campaign starts Monday, August 15, 2022, and runs through Sunday, August 21, 2022. Troopers will also actively patrol highways and will target drivers who violate New York’s “Move Over” Law.

Speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one third of all fatal crashes in New York State. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) at the University at Albany, in 2021, 361 people were killed and 11,665 were injured in New York State in speed-related crashes.

During this “Speed Week” enforcement period, 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 by all vehicle types, as well as other traffic violations, will be heavily enforced throughout the week 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.

During 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.