28 August 2020
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander


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. 



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