ALBANY — New York State troopers issued 38,363 total tickets during the national “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign, state police said. Of those tickets, 3,002 were issued in the Capital Region.
Troopers targeted speeding, aggressive and distracted drivers during the campaign, which ran from Monday, May 22 to this past Sunday. The most common infractions statewide were speeding and seatbelt violations.
Police cracked down on impaired drivers with sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols, leading to 399 DWI arrests. Locally, 38 Capital District drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Troopers also investigated 2,436 crashes, including two fatal accidents. Slightly fewer tickets and DWI arrests were reported this year compared to last year’s “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period.