ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – A crackdown on speeding has really paid off for New York State. Troopers handed out more than 24,000 tickets during last week’s “Speed Week” blitz. This is about 2,000 more tickets than they issued in the 2013 campaign.
More than 3,000 of those tickets went to people who were texting or talking on their cell phone.
Troop A, which covers eight western New York counties, made 1,028 speed tickets, 86 cell phone tickets, and 40 texting tickets.
There were a few notable arrests during the campaign. During one stop, a Bronx man was stopped for driving 130 mph and was found to have more than 1.5 pounds of cocaine. During another, two men were allegedly carrying 4.7 pounds of marijuana. A Connecticut man who was stopped was found to have 42 suspensions on his driving privilege.