State to crackdown on speeding, aggressive driving

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – “Speed Week” begins Thursday around New York State, an initiative to crack down on speeding and aggressive driving.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the week-long enforcement that aims to improve safe travel on roads in New York State. Drivers can expect to see more troopers on major highways during the detail, including unmarked patrol vehicles.

Fines for speeding and aggressive driving can reach nearly $1,000 and add up to 11 points on a driver’s license.

Aggressive driving behaviors troopers will be targeting include:

  • Excessive Speed
  • Frequent or Unsafe Lane Changes
  • Failure to Signal
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to Yield the Right of Way
  • Disregarding Traffic Controls
  • Impaired Driving
  • Cell phone/electronic device use

Tips when encountering an aggressive driver:

  • Remain calm
  • Keep your distance
  • Do not pass unless you have to
  • Change lanes once it is safe (don’t jump lanes without looking) provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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