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Around 1,500 tickets Southern Tier tickets issued during 'Speed Week'

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(WBNG) -- State troopers issued more than a thousand tickets in the Southern Tier during a statewide crackdown on traffic enforcement.

New York State Police issued more than 21,000 tickets across New York during "Speed Week", an initiative to come down on unsafe driving behaviors.

The governor's office says 1,504 tickets were issued to Southern Tier drivers between August 2-8.

Of those tickets, 798 were written for speeding. The rest were issued for driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, child restraints/seat belts, the "Move Over" law, and other violations.

Statewide, troopers also responded to 268 personal injury accidents, which resulted in five fatalities and 393 injuries.

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