Law enforcement agencies in nine states are participating in a one day speed enforcement effort on U.S. Highway 20 this week.
Both state and local law enforcement will increase patrols on Tuesday, January 17, in order to enforce speed limits on Highway 20 in the following states:
- New York
Officers will use both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of this crackdown in order to more easily identify motorists who are violating the law.
“Initiatives like this provide a unified effort in raising awareness about the dangers of speeding and reckless driving,” said New York State Police Acting Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli. “In 2020, 11,258 individuals were killed in speed-related accidents across the country. Speeding endangers, not only the speeder, but it also compromises the safety of other motorists. We urge New Yorkers to make safety their top priority and be mindful of the speed limit, put their phones down, and be aware and alert.”
U.S. Highway 20 spans 3,365 miles coast to coast.