Troopers to crack down this week on speeders

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State police will be cracking down on speeding and reckless driving this weekend as part of their annual Speed Week, according to an announcement by state officials.

Troopers will be out in unmarked cars in their effort to crackdown on speeding drivers, the announcement warned.

The enhanced enforcement , which began over the weekend will last through June 12, the law enforcers added.

Last year, troopers said they issued 24,581 traffic tickets during Speed Week, including 11,380 for speeding.

Fines for speeding can be anywhere from $45 to $150 if you’re only 10 mph or less above the posted speed limit, and can grow to up to $300 if you’re speeding between 11 and 30 mph. 

You can also receive between three and eight points on your license if you’re caught speeding.

Speed Week is funded by a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. In addition to speeders, the troopers will also be out enforcing such other infractions as the state’s move over law as well as texting while driving.

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