Westchester County Executive George Latimer says obnoxious drivers who can't follow the rules of the road will no longer drive county residents crazy.
Speaking on the WOR 710AM Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning program, Latimer said drivers that cut across hazard lines and shoulders will face increased police ticketing as a deterrent. "It's the kind of thing, every day you drive, somebody does something like that, but in this case, we're dealing with the potential for safety." The county police department is also going after drivers with cars modified to produce noise.
Drag racing is also a hot-button issue on Westchester's roads. Latimer says the crackdown is primarily a safety issue and not merely a revenue-generating ticket blitz. "It's not so much that you just want to find somebody; you want guys to think twice before they do something like that."
Latimer is up for re-election as county executive in three weeks and has decided that a second term would be it. "I believe in term limits... I think two four-year terms is good."
Latimer also opined on new governor Kathy Hochul's honeymoon period. '"You give the person coming into office a chance to do their thing... Governor Cuomo was there for eleven years; now you have somebody doing it differently." However, Latimer feels optimistic that Hochul is up to the job.
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