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20 April 2018
Troop T announces 'Operation Work Brake'
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
Troop T Commander
Beginning Monday April 23, 2018 the New York State Police in Troop T will boost patrols along the Thruway during ‘Operation Work Brake’. This campaign cracks down on speeding motorists and aggressive driving before, in, and around construction zones.
The five-day enforcement period beings Monday April 23and will continue through Friday, April 27, 2018.
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 the number of hazardous violations in and around work zones.
During a previous five-day campaign in April 2016, Troop T issued more than 2300 total tickets, over 1200 were for speed related violations in and around active work zones.
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