New York State Police issued 861 tickets for vehicle and traffic violations in the Capital District over Memorial Day weekend, according to a press release on Wednesday, May 27.
Of the 861 tickets, 24 were related to DWI arrests, 328 for speed, 13 for distracted driving, 31 related to child restraint/seatbelt, and 23 related to failure to move over to another lane to maintain distance from stopped emergency vehicles.
State Police issued 8,907 tickets over Memorial Day weekend, between Friday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 26 at 3 a.m. This was 4,786 tickets less than last year’s Memorial Day weekend where State Police issued 13,693 tickets.
The special traffic enforcement period, part of an initiative funded by Gov. Cuomo’s Traffic Safety Committee, was marked by “increased patrols and … sobriety checkpoints to deter, identify and arrest impaired drivers,” according to the press release. It also focused on drivers speeding and aggressive drivers statewide.
To view the number of tickets issued per region in the state, view the table below, provided by State Police: