“We’ve all sped before. It’s something almost every citizen has done in this city.” Assistant Chief of Police Jack Simmons told reporters as he explained the launch of the third and latest in the big city police department’s efforts to hold off ongoing problems.
The operation seeks to combat vehicles that speed in excess of 95 miles per hour and fail to stop to police. Failure to abide by this can result in harsher penalties and even jail time!
But why the operation? Last time, we interviewed NASCAR racers on the dangers and highs of speeding. With veteran racers explaining the dangers of driving along a track, one can only imagine the dangers on the street.
“You don’t get on the road expecting danger like NASCAR,” Officer Simmons explained. “I see civilians injured for simply waiting at a red light to get hit by a speeding vehicle.”
In the past, the NYPD and NYSP has been involved in numerous operations to combat common and legally enforceable problems within the state. Operation Vulkan which aimed to combat the use of vehicles without a license plate not only deterred the process entirely, but successfully enabled and educated officers on how to handle these violations with increased attention given.
– 110 vehicles have been impounded.
– 46 citations given.
– 45 arrests
– 239 traffic related offences
Operation Future, the NYPD’s first operation, sought to combat the use of illegal masks worn in public, along with body armor and open carry firearms.
Simmons recommends civilians comply with officers and slow down.
“In the time an officer pulls you over, you could have gotten to your destination at the speed limit.”