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25 April 2014
Troop T announces 'Operation Work Brake'
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Evelyn P. Mallard
Troop T Commander
Today, the New York State Police in Troop T will boost patrols along the Thruway during "Operation Work Brake," which cracks down on speeding motorists and aggressive driving before, in, and after construction zones.
The five-day enforcement begins Monday, April 28, and will continue through Friday, May 2.
Road crews face constant dangers everyday in work zones. Motorists who speed, drive distracted, or are simply careless when traveling in a work zone pose a great safety risk to highway workers and other drivers.
Following the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, Troop T created "Operation Work Brake". The goal of this operation is to make motorists aware of the presence of workers in construction zones; and to reduce number of hazardous violations in and around work zones.
During the same campaign in 2013, Troop T issued 2028 tickets, over 250 of which were for speeding violations in and around active work zones.
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