Expect to see more New York State Troopers along the Thruway next week. Monday is the start of Operation Work Brake, and troopers with Troop T will be making sure drivers are obeying the rules in and around construction zones.
The enforcement period runs through Friday, April 27th. Troopers say road crews face constant dangers every day in work zones because of drivers who speed, are distracted, or are careless.
The idea of Operation Work Brake is to remind drivers about road crews, and how to behave in construction zones. In 2016, Troop T issued more than 2,300 tickets during the one-week campaign.