Thruway police cracking down on work zone speeding
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - State troopers who patrol New York's Thruway system are cracking down on motorists who don't slow down in construction zones.
The Thruway Authority says state police Troop T is boosting patrols starting Monday and running through Friday as part of "Operation Work Brake." Troopers will be looking out for speeding and aggressive driving before, in and after construction zones.
The work zone enforcement on the Thruway is held three times annually. It was created by Troop T following the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005. The law was enacted to protect workers at highway construction sites.
Last year, Thruway troopers issued more than 1,300 tickets for hazardous violations in and around work zones. The Thruway Authority reported 222 accidents in work zones in 2012.
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