August 12, 2013
Excessive speed often contributes to fatal motor vehicle collisions in the United States. In fact, data indicates that speeding plays a part in approximately 30 percent of all fatal Western New York Car Accidents.
That is why the New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state are partnering up for a safety campaign known as “Speed Week.” The goal of the program is to raise awareness amongst motorists of the dangers speeding can pose through strict enforcement of traffic laws. Law enforcement officials will be watching for speeders at different locations throughout the state in both marked and unmarked vehicles.
According to an article from CBS-New York News, law enforcement will also be stopping motorists who engage in other dangerous behaviors at the wheel, such as distracted driving, driving under the influence, or operating a vehicle in a reckless manner.
Such campaigns have been seen as a success in the past, considering the hundreds of citations issued during the operations.
The Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices applaud the efforts being made to improve the safety along New York’s highways. The firm urges motorists to stay safe by slowing down, buckling up, and obeying all traffic laws.