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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Sheriff's Office to participate in speeding crackdown

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According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff's Office will participate in Speed Awareness Week – a high-visibility enforcement blitz aimed at reducing incidence of speed-related crashes. 

In 2015, 327 people were killed in speed-related crashes on New York roadways. Nearly 30% of the fatal crashes in New York list speed as a contributing factor. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3 out of every 10 drivers speed.

The crackdown will run from August 2 – 8, 2017 and is funded  through a grant from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. 

Fines for speeding on 55 mph highway 
First Conviction
10 mph or less over the limit - min $45/max $150
11- 30 mph over the limit - min $90/max $300
31 mph or more over the limit - min $180/max $600

Second Conviction
10 mph or less over the limit - min $45/max $300
11 - 30 over the limit - min $90 /max $450
31 or more over the limit - min $180/max $750

Third Conviction
10 mph or less over the limit - min $45/max $525
11 - 30 over the limit - min $90 /max $675
31 or more over the limit - min $180/max $975

Court Surcharges
Town or village courts - $93

Violation Point Structure
1-10 mph over limit = 3 points
11-20 mph over limit = 4 points
21 - 30 mph over limit = 6 points
30 - 40 mph over limit = 8 points
More than 40 mph over limit = 11 points (triggers suspension)

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