New York State Police (NYSP) have recently conducted multiple enforcement details targeting reckless drivers in work zones.
Over the past several weeks, NYSP took part in “Operation Hard Hat” enforcement events across the state. As part of “Operation Hard Hat,” NYSP troopers are disguised as construction workers in an attempt to catch drivers performing illegal activities in construction zones.
During a June 21, Operation Hard Hat detail, NYSP troopers monitored traffic on I-90 in Rensselaer County while road crews made roadway repairs. Thirty-five citations were issued during the detail. Twenty-five of the citations were for speeding.
Another Operation Hard Hat effort took place on June 21 on State Route 17 in Deposit. This detail resulted in 11 tickets issued for speeding.