Police Issues 28 Tickets During I-684 Speed Detail

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State Police conducted a speeding detail on I-684 on Saturday.
State Police conducted a speeding detail on I-684 on Saturday. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Troopers conducted a speed enforcement detail on Interstate 684 in Westchester County on Saturday, Aug. 23 and issued a total of 28 tickets, officials said. 

Troopers issued 19 tickets for speeding, one seatbelt ticket and 8 tickets for other traffic infractions, State Police said. 

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28 tickets on 684, that detail must have been out for only 10 minutes....

New York State Police troopers are some of the worst drivers on the roads themselves, I've been tailgated by cops in Tahoes so far up my rear I can see the lights hiding behind the grille, only for him to shoot across 3 lanes on their cell phones to tailgate someone else. Cops should lead by example.

Ticketing raises money for state but it doesn't stop the speeding. Need to try something different. Maybe their should be live cameras and putting on TV or local websites. Listing the people who speed might help online cause the person driving might not be one who is owner of car.

This is nothing more than typical attempts to raise revenue for the state, nothing about safety or traffic flow. Speed limits, like many DOT roadway laws and regulations, are grossly out of date and haven't kept pace with technology. Back in 1973 when 55 MPH was enacted as a national speed limit, automotive technology was limited to pretty much 2 ton American sedans with drum brakes on all 4 wheels or at best disc brakes on the front. No air bags, or power brakes in some cases. The decades following saw the introduction of power brakes, anti-lock braking systems, traction control, disc brakes on all four wheels, newer and safer tire designs and compounds to aid in handling, grip and braking, and great increases in power of cars makes the 55 MPH laughable.

I really disagree with your idea to what sounds like publicly shame a speeder. Remember in this country we are innocent until proven guilty, and sometimes when those speed cases end up in front of a judge its found the cop is wrong or is not certified to use the device used to measure the cars speed, or the device itself may be defective or not calibrated properly. Would you like your face branded on News12 as a speeder for your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to see and judge you because the cop picked up a broken radar gun or wasn't supposed to be using it in the first place? Highway shoulders are very dangerous places for both the trooper and motorist(s) in the vehicle(s) stopped. Adding a news crew including a reporter, camera person and satellite truck is begging for a horrible deadly pileup along 684/Taconic/insert local highway here involving News12/CBS 2/insert favorite news program here.