State Police Announce "Operation Work Brake"

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM EDT

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State Police Announce "Operation Work Brake"

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM EDT

ALBANY, NY (WKBW/RELEASE) -- The New York State Thruway Authority and State Police Troop T today announced "Operation Work Brake," an annual work zone initiative, will begin Monday, June 28 and run through Friday, July 2, 2010.

"The summer vacation season has begun and all motorists are encouraged to drive safely and responsibly," said Thruway Authority Executive Director Michael R. Fleischer. "While everyone is eager to get to their destination, motorists are reminded to be alert while traveling through construction zones."

"Operation Work Brake" is designed to put the "brakes" on crash-causing behaviors and save lives. During the five-day work initiative, additional Members of Troop T, dedicated solely to conducting speed and aggressive driving enforcement, will be deployed daily along the New York State Thruway.

"Throughout the initiative, Troop T will be out in full force patrolling the highway, as well as monitoring construction zones," said State Police Troop T Commander Major Robert C. Meyers. "Warmer weather brings more motorists out onto the road and safety is Troop T's number one priority. We ask that motorists do their part by using caution while driving the construction zones."