New York State Police are cracking down on work zone motor vehicle violations by walking a mile in another person’s neon yellow vest.

Members of Troop C and other State Police division have been joining New York State Department of Transportation crews at work sites along Interstate 81 and Route 17, some swapping their grey Stetsons for hardhats to enforce speed limits and ensure motorists are obeying flagging personnel.  Troopers are also watching for drivers who violate the state’s Move Over Law for emergency and work vehicles.

With the officers wearing reflective vests and hard-hats it may not be apparent to some motorists that there are Troopers in the work zone.

New York State Police photo

August 28, Troopers issued 21 tickets in one work zone on Interstate 81 in Broome County, most of those for people using mobile devices while driving.