The New York State Police and the Department of Transportation joined together on August 25 and 26, 2020, in Essex County for “Operation Hardhat”. The initiative took place on I-87 in the town of Chesterfield in an active work zone. During the initiative, troopers dressed as DOT workers watch for violations such as speeding, distracted driving, not wearing a seatbelt or failing to follow the “Move Over” Law.
A total of 57 tickets were issued:
Speeding – 11
No Seatbelt –7
Cell Phone Use - 2
Move Over - 1
Other – 36
Motorists are urged to drive responsibly in work zones. Please follow the posted signage. Move over a lane, when it’s safely possible or whenever encountering vehicles displaying red, white, blue, amber or green lights.