Syracuse Police to place more units on Erie Blvd. corridor this weekend after complaints

Erie Blvd. (CNYCentral File Photo)

In response to an influx of traffic-related concerns and complaints, Syracuse Police said Tuesday that they will concentrate enforcement of traffic violations within the Erie Blvd. corridor this coming weekend.

Police will be fielding additional units to address an increase in speeding, loud vehicles and "street racing" complaints which have been recently received through multiple sources. Police said people have come forward in the form of calls and emails.

Authorities said citizens should be aware that unauthorized speed contests are a violation of New York state vehicle and traffic law and that those participating will be ticketed.

In addition, multiple businesses along Erie Blvd. East have complained about litter left behind by observers and affidavits authorizing arrests for trespassing are being sought by police.

With the arrival of the Syracuse Nationals, it is expected there will be an influx of car enthusiasts.

The measure is in conjunction with the department’s involvement with the New York State Governer’s Traffic Safety Committee’s STEP program, a statewide grant program created to combat aggressive and dangerous driving habits.

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