Speeding Remains No. 1 Cause Of Collisions In New York City, Police Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD wrote more than 700 tickets across the city this past weekend during a speed enforcement crackdown in all five boroughs.

The department announced Wednesday that officers had issued a total of 736 speeding tickets to motorists, as part of an ongoing effort to limit speeding and traffic violations that can cause death and injury.

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Officers issued 266 summonses in Queens, 213 in the Bronx, 113 in Brooklyn, 97 in Manhattan, and 47 on Staten Island.

The initiative began this past Friday, and ended on Sunday.

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Speeding fines start at $90 and can be as high as $600, the NYPD said. Drivers also earn three to 11 penalty points on their licenses.

Traffic fatalities are down 30 percent in the city in the past 10 years, but speeding still results in more collisions citywide than any other cause, police said.

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