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Police plan 'Speed Week'

State Police will be cracking down on speeders next week.

Troop G, covering the Capital District, announced today that a “Speed Week” campaign will coincide with the NASCAR Race at Watkins Glen International Raceway on Aug. 14.

Between Aug. 8 and 14, police will be on the lookout for speeders. Troop G Commander Major William S. Sprague said every available trooper will be on patrol during the week.

“Too often, police officers witness first-hand the tragic and needless loss of life resulting from highway crashes,” Major Sprague said in a statement. “Many of these highway deaths and injuries result from common but illegal actions such as speeding. We’re encouraging the public to think about their driving behavior and comply with speed limits, to help prevent needless tragedies.”

Troopers will also be on the lookout for other traffic infractions, including the recently-instated move over law, which requires motorists to move over a lane for stopped emergency vehicles on multi-lane roads, if possible.

Police said motorists should remember traffic tickets can quickly add up to hundreds of dollars and could potentially mean the loss of driving privileges.

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