04 August 2021
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander


Two dozen citations were issued during an Operation Hard Hat detail in Broome County. 

The initiative took place on August 4, 2021 while members of the Department of Transportation completed work along Interstate 81 in Kirkwood.  During the initiative, a trooper blends in with the workers in an active work zone and watches for risky and unsafe behavior. 

24 total tickets were issued during the detail. 

  • Speeding – 6
  • Seatbelt – 3
  • Cell Phone Use – 7
  • Other – 8

Additionally, four tractor trailers were taken out of service for violations.  

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. Everyone working on the side of the road deserves to go back home to their family! 

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