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State's Annual Crackdown on Speeding, Aggressive Driving Begins Thursday

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State troopers are gearing up for another "Speed Week."

The annual speeding and aggressive driving crackdown begins Thursday.

Last year, New York State Police issued nearly 10,000 tickets during the campaign.

"We think it's an important program because we know from experience that speed contributes to roughly one-third as a direct cause for fatal accidents in New York State, and in addition to that, it's also a contributory factor in other bad accidents which occur," said Lieutenant Colonel George Beach of the New York State Police.

The State Police are also asking local forces to join the campaign.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said the goal is to make the roads safer for everybody.

He also noted that this year's state budget includes new penalties for young people who text and drive. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP