Police in New York Are Cracking Down on This Offense This Week
Police across New York State will be on the lookout for this driving offense this week.
Starting on Monday, New York State Police will increase patrols on the New York State Thruway during "Operation Work Brake."
This campaign cracks down on speeding motorists and aggressive driving before, in and around construction zones, police say. The goal is to make drivers aware of workers in construction zones and to reduce the number of hazardous violations in and around work zones.
According to State Police, road crews face constant dangers every day 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.
The five-day enforcement runs until Friday.
During the most recent crackdown, in April 2016, State Police issued more than 2,300 tickets, over 1,200 were for speed-related violations in and around active work zones.
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