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State police host successful enforcement, education detail

Law enforcement officials hosted a successful enforcement and education detail in northern New York over the weekend.

New York State Police Troop "B" took part in the Safety without Borders program, along with provincial police from Quebec and Ontario.

Officials say state police utilized the Convincer Low Speed Accident Simulator to educate motorists at the Champlain Port of Entry.

Meanwhile, troopers focused on unsafe speed and enforcement of the state's new "Move Over" law on roads across the North Country.

During an eight-hour period, police stopped more than 240 vehicles for a variety of traffic infractions and issued a total of 221 tickets - 119 of which were for speeding related offenses.

Troopers wrote 42 tickets for violations of the "move over" law, which requires motorists to give extra room when passing police or other emergency vehicles. 60 more tickets were issued for other vehicle and traffic law violations, including 10 child seat belt infractions.

The Troop "B" Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit inspected 24 buses, resulting in three tickets and one bus being placed out of service.

Seven other commercial vehicles were inspected, four of which were issued summons.

Troopers also scanned more than 1,200 license plates.

No criminal arrests were made as a result of the weekend's enforcement detail.

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