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New York State Police Ticket More Than 22K During 'Speed Week' Detail

New York State Police issued more than 22,000 tickets during Speed Week this year.
New York State Police issued more than 22,000 tickets during Speed Week this year. Photo Credit:

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The New York State Police says it issued more than 22,000 tickets during its state-wide Speed Week campaign from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12.

During the campaign, a trooper stopped a man on a motorcycle for speeding through Interstate 87 in the town of Athens, according to police. Roddy Yagan, 23, of Liverpool, was driving 129 mph in a 65 mph zone. He was ticketed and charged with reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

Police also were on the lookout for distracted or impaired drivers, motorists not buckled up properly, and people violating the “Move Over Law.”

A total of 10,266 tickets were issued for speeding; 279 tickets were issued for texting while driving; 577 tickets were issued for cell phone use while driving; 238 tickets were issued for driving while intoxicated; and 622 tickets were issued for violating the Move Over Law, according New York State Police.

Police say the purpose of holding Speed Week is “to reduce speed-related crashes and improve safe travel for drivers and passengers on New York’s roads.”

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