"Speed Week" starts today

Created: 04/17/2014 6:43 AM WHEC.com

Thursday makes the start of “Speed Week”. It’s an effort by Governor Cuomo’s office and New York State Police to cut back on reckless driving. That means more troopers and unmarked police cars will be out in force today through next Thursday.

Troopers say they will be watching for excessive speed, failure to signal, tailgating and unsafe lane changes during “Speed Week”.

Troopers say fines for speeding and aggressive driving can set you back close to $1,000 and add up to 11 points to your license.

Tips when encountering an aggressive driver:

  • Remain calm
  • Keep your distance
  • Do not pass unless you have to
  • Change lanes once it is safe (don't jump lanes without looking)

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