The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in The Governor's Traffic Safety Committee of New York’s Speed Awareness Week, a high-visibility mobilization aimed at reducing incidence of speed-related crashes.

Speed Awareness Week is August 14 – 21, 2022.

In 2021, over one-third (35%) of all traffic fatalities in New York were caused by speeding. 389 people lost their lives and 2,256 people suffered serious injuries in these preventable collisions. Speeding endangers not only the life of the speeder, but all people on the road around them.

Data shows fatal crashes in New York caused by unsafe speed increases during the summer months with the highest totals in June through October. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding also causes: • Greater potential for loss of vehicle control • Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment • Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger • Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries • Increased fuel consumption/cost

#SlowDownNYDrive Safe, Not Fast