Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
The New York State Police and the Department of Transportation announce that 85 tickets were issued during two days of “Operation Hardhat” initiatives that took place on the Adirondack Northway. Operation Hardhat is a joint initiative that features State Troopers dressed as highway workers to crackdown on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving through active construction and maintenance work zones. Based on the initial success of the initiative, plans are in place to roll out additional operations throughout the summer.
On July 10, 2020, members of the New York State Police in Troop G, with the assistance of the New York State Department of Transportation, patrolled highway work zones on the Adirondack Northway in Warren County. A second initiative was conducted on the Adirondack Northway in Saratoga County on July 14, 2020. During these two days, Troopers issued tickets for a host of violations, including speeding, use of a cell phone while driving, and failure to obey a flagger.
Violations issued by the State Police during the two initiatives included:
- 64 Speeding
- 2 Cellphone
- 1 Unsafe Lane Change
- 1 Failure to Obey Traffic Control
- 17 Other VTL Infraction
Motorists are urged to drive responsibly in work zones. They are reminded to move over a lane when safely possible, or slow down significantly, whenever encountering roadside vehicles displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights, including maintenance and construction vehicles in work zones.