Most National Football League (NFL) fans know Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson for his pure speed and punishing style of play. However, police in a Minneapolis suburb - looking to tackle a statewide problem - put the brakes on Peterson earlier this week, issuing him a traffic violation for failing to wear a seat belt.
Every day in New York City, thousands of people take to the streets both on foot and in cars to go to work, school, shopping or other important locations. Given this large amount of foot traffic and vehicle traffic speeding about the streets, you would think that there would be serious pedestrian-car accidents on an hourly basis.
If you have ever been pulled over for speeding, several thoughts likely go through your mind. The first is more than likely, "why me?" or "why today?" The second is likely, "why do the police in this city always unfairly target this area?"
When it comes to the sport of NASCAR, drivers reaching extreme speeds is not only permissible but encouraged. However, the same certainly cannot be said for life outside of the track, as this type of driving can result in a large speeding ticket, a fine and even license suspension.
You may want to keep one eye on your speedometer for the remainder of the week as law enforcement agencies will be devoting significant time and energy into catching speeding motorists on New York's many streets, highways and freeways.
Earlier today, the New York State Thruway was the scene of a tragic truck-tour bus accident that resulted in at least one fatality and multiple injuries. However, it has since come to light that the driver of the tour bus had previously had his driving privileges in the state of New York suspended over speeding tickets.
With the Fourth of July weekend officially underway, motorists all over the state of New York will be driving to cabins, resorts or the homes of family and friends to celebrate the long holiday. However, with this influx of motorists will undoubtedly come an increase in the number of law enforcement officials looking to hand out tickets for speeding or other traffic violations.
Over the course of the summer, motorists navigating the busy streets of New York City will receive a rather vivid message reminding them of the dangers posed by speeding.
From speeding and distracted driving to driving under the influence, it always seems as if the number of fatalities on U.S. highways continues to rise despite efforts by local, state, and federal officials to make roads safer.
A Central Islip man made headlines this past weekend after leading law enforcement officials on a prolonged - and incredibly fast chase - that will likely result in far more than just a speeding ticket.