NY State & Local Police Announce Crackdown For Holiday Weekend
If you are hitting the road for Columbus Day weekend, be extra vigilant as you navigate New York roadways.
Governor Hochul announced a statewide coordinated effort was kicking off Thursday between local and state police for the upcoming holiday weekend "...cracking down on speeding and impaired motorists." The heightened patrols will roll through Tuesday, October 12th.
Law enforcement will increase DWI checkpoints through the weekend, and will also be locking in on distracted drivers using electronic devices while driving. During a similar campaign over Columbus Day Weekend in 2020, more than 40,000 tickets were issued.
This isn't the only traffic safety initiative that is underway in the state. The Governor also recently signed a bill that will implement "speed monitoring systems" in construction/work zones to catch speeders via photos. These camera systems would allow officials to better enforce special speed limits through work zones.
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