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April 2013 Archives

NY troopers plan increased enforcement of traffic law

New York state troopers will be on the lookout for those who do not follow the law when approaching first responder and other emergency vehicles on roadways. Troopers will also be tracking speeders for traffic violations more closely. The "Move Over" law was passed in 2008 after the deaths of two state troopers. The law requires that a driver approaching a scene with flashing lights, stopped emergency vehicles or police cruisers on the shoulder of the road, slow down and if possible, move one lane over away from the scene. In 2012, emergency vehicles with amber lights were included in the law. This means the law applies for tow trucks and other vehicles.

New York SP plan to enforce 'move over' law

The New York "move over" law was enacted after two police officers were killed during traffic stops. The law allows drivers to be cited for traffic offenses if they do not safely move over a lane when approaching police or emergency workers who are assisting drivers on the side of the road. The law includes emergency vehicles with amber lights, including towing vehicles or maintenance trucks.New York State Police plans to increase road patrols to ticket more drivers for both speed and "move over" violations. In 2011, 13,909 tickets were issued for "move over" violations, and in 2012, 12,781 were issued. Speed remains a leading cause of fatalities of and posing a threat to emergency workers, according to authorities. There are no statistics available on drivers slowing suddenly or changing lanes in order to comply with the law.

New York drug trafficker charged with DWI

A New York man who was on parole for a felony drug trafficking conviction crashed his vehicle into a utility pole. Police say the man was intoxicated. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie where he consented to a blood test and was charged with driving while intoxicated. The man is a convicted felon who was sentenced to eight years to life in state prison after he was found guilty of possessing more than three ounces of cocaine in 2003. The man had also served prison sentences in the United States and Mexico for drug trafficking convictions. He is now facing DWI charges at the Town of Pleasant Valley Justice Court. 

New York anti-drunk driving advocate arrested for drunk driving

A New York resident who was formerly an anti-DWI advocate was arrested for drunk driving herself after her vehicle was found crashed into a tree outside her apartment in Colonie. Although the woman survived, she was arrested for driving while intoxicated after reportedly failing the sobriety tests officers on the scene administered to her. The woman had worked closely with the Albany County Stop DWI group to help raise awareness against drunk driving. Her brother was the passenger of a car driven by another individual when he died in a drunk driving crash. The driver served two and a third to seven years in prison. Ever since her brother's death, she has been an advocate against drunk driving, even working with the Choices 301 anti-drunk driving campaign.

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