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Speeding enforcement initiative pays off: Police

Police issued 266 summons in Queens during a three-day initiative, police said.
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FOREST HILLS — A three-day enforcement initiative throughout the city helped the Police Department issue more than 700 summonses as part of an ongoing effort to limit speeding and traffic infractions, cops said.

Police doled out 266 summonses in Queens, 213 in the Bronx, 113 in Brooklyn, 97 in Manhattan and 47 in Staten Island after a weekend anti-speeding initiative, which began Oct. 11 and ended two days later, cops said.

Speeding fines start at $90, can go as high as $600, and put anywhere between three and 11 penalty points on drivers’ licenses, police said.

Traffic fatalities were reportedly down 30 percent over the past 10 years, but speeding has remained the leading contributor of crashes throughout the city, the NYPD said.

Over the past six years, the Police Department worked with the city to establish 14 neighborhood slow zones with 15 more on the way as well as 910 speed bumps and 146 anti-speed zones near schools, cops said.

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