State Police crackdown nabs 33 speeders in Westchester

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Troopers ticketed 33 more drivers for speeding in the second large-scale enforcement detail this week.

Monday's detail, in which State Police saturated the Sprain Brook Parkway with patrol cars for six hours, follows a similar effort that took place Saturday, when troopers stepped up patrols on Interstate 684. In that patrol, troopers ticketed 78 drivers for speeding.

For their efforts on the Sprain Brook Parkway, State Police stopped and ticketed 33 alleged speeders and wrote citations to seven others for alleged vehicular and traffic violations.

Like Saturday's detail, the Sprain Brook saturation patrol was random and without warning. It's part of an ongoing effort by State Police to discourage speeding and reduce speed-related traffic deaths on New York's highways.

Troopers are expected to maintain a heavy presence on local highways this week as they enforce New York State's Move Over Law, which requires vehicles to pull over when they see police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks and maintenance crews. That enforcement effort began Monday and will last through Sunday.

Penalties for speeding vary in New York State. Drivers who exceed the speed limit by up to 10 mph are fined $90-$150 and receive three license penalty points, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Drivers who exceed the speed limit by up to 30 mph can be fined as much as $300, and drivers who are more than 30 mph over the limit face fines of up to $600 and eight points or more on their licenses.

The DMV will revoke a driver's license if that person accumulates 11 or more penalty points. Likewise, violating the Move Over Law carries a penalty of three license points and up to $275 in fines. The fine amounts don't include extra fees tacked on by municipal courts.

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