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This Week is Speed Awareness Week in New York State

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Peter J. Gregory
Aug 2, 2021
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From July 31 to August 8, New York State Police and local law enforcement officials will be increasing the number of police patrolling the roadways during the state’s annual “Speed Awareness Week” to target speeding drivers.

In 2020, speed related fatalities increased by 36 percent, leading to 365 deaths that included drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. There were 230 total fatal crashes in 2019.

The public officials want drivers to slow down, put the electronic devices away and pay attention out on our roads. The message from New York State is simple: slow down and drive responsibly.  Too often, speeding leads to avoidable and deadly consequences. Trying to get to your destination quicker is not worth putting yourself, your passengers, and all those sharing the road in danger.

During last year's Speed Awareness Week, law enforcement throughout the state issued 21,428 tickets for speeding and 30,273 tickets for other vehicle and traffic law violations, such as impaired and distracted driving.

 If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a car accident, please contact us to learn more.

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About the author:  Peter J. Gregory is a partner with the firm.  He is a trial lawyer with extensive experience resolving disputes in state and federal trial courts. His personal injury practice focusses on advising clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in accidents caused by the carelessness or recklessness of others. Please feel free to contact him directly at pgregory@mccmlaw.com or (585) 512-3506.

This publication is intended as an information source for clients, prospective clients, and colleagues and constitutes attorney advertising. The content should not be considered legal advice and readers should not act upon information in this publication without individualized professional counsel.


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We represent a diverse range of clients located throughout New York State and New England.  They include individuals, numerous manufacturing and service industry businesses, local governments, and health care professionals, provider groups, facilities and associations. We also serve as local counsel to out-of-state clients and their attorneys who have litigation pending in Western New York courts.  For more information, please contact us at 585.546.2500.