State police cracking down on speeders this week

The state police are conducting a week-long enforcement initiative to crack down on speeding and aggressive drivers across the state.

The “Speed Week” campaign began June 7 and runs through Wednesday.

“Our top priority, as with all traffic enforcement, is safety,” State police Superintendent George P. Beach II said. “The public can do their part to keep our streets safe simply by slowing down.Follow the posted speed limits, watch your speed and put your electronic devices down. These proactive measures will reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents and increase the chances of everyone making it to their destinations safely.”

Speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one third of all fatal crashes in New York state.

During this summer’s “Speed Week”, troopers will be using both marked state police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE vehicles allow troopers to more easily identify motorists who are violating laws while driving. These vehicles blend in with every day traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.