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
- 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)