The Sprain Parkway is one of the more dangerous parkways in our county – with numerous accidents, lots of speeding and periodic fatalities. On Tuesday, August 7th, members of the New York State Police conducted a Speed Enforcement detail on the Sprain Brook Parkway in the Town of Greenburgh and the City of Yonkers. During the detail, 60 tickets were issued, 49 of which were for speeding infractions according to Major Richard L. Mazzone, Troop K Commander of the NY State Police.
“I have written to the NYS police suggesting that they post a digital speed board at locations on the parkway indicating how many tickets they recently issued,” Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner tells Black Westchester. “I think that motorists would slow down if -while driving – they see a digital board advising them how many tickets were issued at the specific locations. The Greenburgh police periodically post ticket information on digital boards. And, I think it’s effective.”
The latest detail is the most recent for State Police, who have been busy all summer in an attempt to curtail speeding and distracted driving. During the detail on Tuesday, July 24, troopers issued a total of 73 tickets during the morning commute on the I-684 corridor.
Last week, a man was clocked going 99 mph during a detail on I-684. Last month, nearly 12,000 tickets were issued statewide during the annual July 4 crackdown.”
The Sprain Brook Parkway (also known as The Sprain) is a 12.65-mile (20.36 km) long north–south parkway in Westchester County, New York, United States. It begins at an interchange with the Bronx River Parkway in the city of Yonkers, and ends at the former site of the Hawthorne Circle, where it merges into the Taconic State Parkway. The parkway serves an alternate to the Bronx River Parkway, boasting an interchange connection through western Westchester with Interstate 287. New York’s Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) refers to it internally as New York State Route 987F (NY 987F), an unsigned reference route.