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NYPD issued more than 700 tickets in citywide speeding crackdown

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Police issued more than 700 speeding summonses to drivers this past weekend as part of a citywide speed enforcement initiative.

Though traffic fatalities are down 30 percent over the past decade, speeding remains the leading contributor of collisions in the city, according to the police department.

The initiative began on Friday and ended on Sunday. A total of 736 summonses were issued during those three days, with 266 issued in Queens, 213 in the Bronx, 113 in Brooklyn, 97 in Manhattan and 47 in Staten Island.

In the ongoing effort to reduce speeding and other traffic infractions that cause injury or death, the city recently established 14 neighborhood "slow zones" and installed 910 speed bumps.

Speeding fines range from $90 to $600, police said. Drivers also earn three to 11 penalty points.

 
 
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