Watch Your Speed! Troopers Ramping Up For “Speed Week Campaign”

Syracuse, NY troopers and police increasing for speed week | MCV Law

Across New York State, the State Police are currently in the midst of their annual “speed week” campaign, which runs through Tuesday, August 11th. According to the State Police, speed is a contributing factor in one out of every three motor vehicle accidents across the state.

“Our goal during this campaign… is to get dangerous drivers off New York roads”, says superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico.

Troopers will be using both marked and unmarked vehicles in their effort to make New York’s roadways safer. In addition to speeding violations, the Troopers will be ramping up their attention to distracted driving, as well as any non-compliance with seat-belt and “Move-Over” laws.

Here are the current fines for speeding in a 55 or 65 mph zone:

First Conviction

  • 10 mph over limit: minimum $45 maximum $150
  • 11-30 mph over limit: minimum $90 maximum $300
  • 31+ mph over limit: minimum $180 maximum $600

Second Conviction

  • 10 mph over limit: minimum $45 maximum $300
  • 11-30 mph over limit: minimum $90 maximum $450
  • 31+ mph over limit: minimum $180 maximum $750

Third Conviction

  • 10 mph over limit: minimum $45 maximum $525
  • 11-30 mph over limit: minimum $90 maximum $675
  • 31+ mph over limit: minimum $180 maximum $975

Court Surcharges

  • Town or Village: $93
  • Other Courts (City/Traffic): $88

Violation Points

  • 1 to 10 mph over limit: 3 points
  • 11 to 20 mph over limit: 6 points
  • 30 to 40 mph over limit: 8 points
  • 40+ mph over limit: 11 points (this triggers suspension)

Please be careful on the road, this week and every week.

If you have a traffic ticket, call Gary Valerino at MCV Law (315-471-1664) for help.

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