‘Operation Hardhat’ nets 43 V&T violations on I-84 in four-hours

MONTGOMERY – The state’s “Operation Hardhat” traffic enforcement detail targeting motorists who drive recklessly through work zones resulted in State Police ticketing dozens of motorists on Interstate 84 in the Town of Montgomery alone on Tuesday.

Troopers issued 43 vehicle and traffic violations between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The operation is a joint initiative between the State Police, Department of Transportation, and the Thruway Authority to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highway.

In Tuesday’s operation in Montgomery, the following tickets were issued:

  • Two for commercial motor vehicle inspections
  • Nine for seatbelts
  • Two for speeding
  • 11 for cellphone use
  • Nine for using electronic devices
  • One for failure to move over
  • 11 other unspecified violations.

Troopers were dressed as highway maintenance workers to identify drivers who disobeyed flagging persons and sped through the work zone or violated the state’s Move Over Law, which applies to both emergency and maintenance vehicles.

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