New York State Police say two Operation Hardhat initiatives in Broome County have resulted in over two-dozen tickets. 

New York State Police Troop C photo

 

Troopers wearing hard hats and reflective work vests joined Department of Transportation crews in their work zones looking for irresponsible drivers on October 1. 

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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.