Dozens Ticketed in Operation Hardhat on I81 in Broome County
New York State Police say two Operation Hardhat initiatives in Broome County have resulted in over two-dozen tickets.
Troopers wearing hard hats and reflective work vests joined Department of Transportation crews in their work zones looking for irresponsible drivers on October 1.
Operations were set up in two different work zones on Interstate 81 in Broome County.
Troopers wrote ten tickets for speeding, nine for drivers using their cell phones, 6 for seat belt violations, one for not moving over for construction and emergency vehicles and seven for other violations.
As of mid-September over 1,600 tickets have been issued throughout New York State in the effort designed to heighten awareness and protect construction crews in dangerous work zones.