Credit: NY State Police, facebook

New York State Police issued nearly 1,800 tickets during this year’s Operation Hardhat, an initiative to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving when encountering construction, maintenance and emergency operations along state highways. That’s a 70% increase in tickets from 2019’s Operation Hard Hat. State Troopers were embedded at DOT and Thruway construction sites disguised as road workers to catch violators.

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