Gov. Cuomo: State Police issued over 14,000 work zone tickets during Operation Work Brake

Governor Cuomo announced Monday that more than 14,000 tickets were issued during this year’s ‘Operation Work Brake’, from April 22 to April 26, a yearly campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of reckless driving in work zones.

The campaign is a partnership between the State Police and the NYS Thruway Authority, and was expanded this year to include NYS Department of Transportation work zones statewide.

In March of this year, a NYS Department of Transportation worker was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in a work zone on Route 17 in Tioga County.

"Our message is clear—those who jeopardize the safety of others on our highways will be held accountable, and State Troopers will continue to aggressively patrol in and around our work zones to help prevent a tragedy like this from happening again,” said Cuomo in a press release.

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