23 September 2019

Major Richard L. Mazzone
Troop K Commander
Cortlandt, New York – On September 17, 2019, the New York State Police conducted a speed enforcement operation on State Route 9 in the town of Cortlandt.
The operation was conducted in furtherance of our mission to ensure highway safety for all users of the roadway.  A total of 42 tickets were issued during the targeted enforcement period, 36 of which for speed related infractions.

Speeding is listed as a contributing factor in nearly one third of all fatal crashes in New York State.  According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) at the University at Albany, in 2017, 301 people were killed and 18,178 were injured in New York State in speed-related crashes.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 3 - 33.

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