ALBANY, NY — The New York State Police today announced that it issued a total of 12,975 tickets statewide during this year’s special Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement period.
The Thanksgiving enforcement period began on Wednesday, November 24 and continued through Sunday, November 28, 2021.
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 183 people for DWI and investigated 1,041 crashes, including one fatal crash.
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 440
Seatbelt violations 1,526
Move Over Law 119
During the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 13,887 total tickets and arrested 155 people for DWI.
The results of the campaign broken down by Troop:
(# of persons)
|Distracted Driving||Child Restraint/
(includes other violations)
|F||Upper Hudson Valley||739||45||42||218||26||1,715|
|K||Lower Hudson Valley||771||28||55||80||11||1,521|
|NYC||New York City||63||0||27||110||1||592|