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Weeklong crackdown on speeding underway across New York

The annual weeklong crackdown on speeding and aggressive driving is underway across New York state.

Posted: Jun. 8, 2018 9:29 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The annual weeklong crackdown on speeding and aggressive driving is underway across New York state.

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"Speed Week" started Thursday and runs through next Wednesday, and state police will be using both marked and unmarked vehicles during the operation.

Statistics show that speeding is a contributing factor in nearly one-third of all fatal crashes in New York state. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 3 to 33.

Last year's campaign was in August, and troopers issued over 19,000 traffic tickets, including more than 7,900 for speeding and over 580 for distracted driving.

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