State Police Out In Force For Speed Week

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They're putting the brakes on speeders.

The New York State Police are stepping it up this week for so-called "Speed Week."

It's a statewide initiative by Governor Cuomo to crack down on anyone going too fast - or being unsafe - behind the wheel.

"We will have extra patrols on during this week. And we'll also be utilizing the unmarked cars," said Sergeant Jeffrey Rose of the state police.

The move coincides with the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, which the state hosted over the weekend at Watkins Glen International Raceway.

"We want to make sure that people know that speeding and that type of behavior is not going to be tolerated on New York State roadways," said Rose.

Troopers say speeding is the leading cause of deaths on state roads.

They also say aggressive driving can be just as dangerous.

"People passing in no-passing zones, driving recklessly in and out of traffic down 81 and any other roadway that would cause a hazard to any of the other drivers out there," said Trooper Matthew Burnash.

So remember, if your going too fast, or you're driving unsafely, more troopers are out in force and on the lookout for exactly that.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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