- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Police are targeting speeding motorists with a stepped-up enforcement effort.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the crack down on Wednesday. It runs through Tuesday.

Officials say speeding was a contributing factor in crashes that killed more than 350 people in 2013. Another 19,000 people were injured in speed-related crashes that year.

During the period of stepped-up enforcement, troopers in marked and unmarked cars will also target drunken driving, seatbelt violations and distracted driving.

A similar effort last August resulted in 22,000 traffic tickets being issued, with just under half of them for speeding violations.

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