State Police are reporting a bountiful Thanksgiving holiday traffic crackdown, though not quite as busy as last year’s.
Troopers say they issued more than 15,000 tickets statewide during the 5-day campaign, including more than 5,800 speeding tickets and 215 DWI arrests.
The numbers are down slightly from those of a year ago.
The New York State Police today announced that it issued a total of 15,115 tickets statewide during this year’s special Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement period.
The Thanksgiving enforcement period began on Wednesday, November 21 and continued through Sunday, November 25, 2018.
During the campaign, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices.
Troopers arrested 215 people for DWI and investigated 1,244 accidents, including one fatality.
As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. Below is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued.
Distracted Driving 774
Seatbelt violations 485
Move Over Law 218
During the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 15,360 total tickets and arrested 242 people for DWI.