NY Troopers Issue 24,354 Tickets in ‘Speed Week’

ALBANY -

New York troopers issued 24,354 traffic tickets in their April 17-24 “speed week” crackdown and another 3,471 tickets in “operation hang-up” targeting drivers using hand-held phones, texting or using other electronics. The April focus on speeders produced 2,156 more tickets than a year earlier. It also resulted in 1,034 tickets for so-called “distracted driving” while texting or chatting on a hand-held cell phone.