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Police issue over 100K tickets over the winter holidays

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — During the statewide traffic enforcement targeting impaired and reckless driving over the winter holidays, law enforcement issued 106,509 tickets. New York State Police alone issued 37,422 tickets, more than a third were for speeding.

Police also cracked down on distracted drivers using handheld electronic devices and those violating New York’s Move Over Law. Troopers utilized both marked police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement vehicles to identify drivers violating the law more easily.

State Police say there were 3,210 accidents, resulting in 420 injuries and five fatalities. The full breakdown of tickets issued by the State Police are:

Troop Region Speed DWI Arrests (# of persons) Distracted Driving Child Restraint/ Seat Belt Move Over Total Tickets (includes other violations)
A Western NY 1,237 36 118 124 18 3,728
B North Country 998 33 36 89 58 3,551
C Southern Tier 1,077 37 57 60 24 2,784
D Central NY 1,105 50 117 102 24 3,891
E Finger Lakes 1,205 41 70 183 15 4,221
F Upper Hudson Valley 497 43 43 84 15 1,780
G Capital Region 650 41 45 23 25 1,819
K Lower Hudson Valley 2,146 103 112 97 68 5,037
L Long Island 763 80 178 110 10 2,989
NYC New York City 332 14 91 76 1 2,078
T NYS Thruway 4,443 32 183 180 85 5,544

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