It's Officially Speed Week in New York State!

The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee has announced that August 1st through August 7th will be "speed week" in New York. Meaning, law enforcement agencies throughout New York will be strict on speeding on state and local roads. This "speed week" comes in response to a fight against impaired drivers. In 2016 August was the deadliest month for speed-related crashes in New York, so in 2017 there was a campaign to end that with "speed week"- during that time troopers arrested 234 people for driving while impaired. So the campaign continues this year, with the hopes to deter people from speeding. Baldwinsville Police Chief Michael Lefancheck said, "speed continues to be a predominate factor in traffic crashes, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic fatalities."

So keep an eye on the road and the speedometer! 

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