On December 3rd, Governor Cuomo announced that as a result of “Operation Hardhat,” an initiative taken to keep construction workers on Thruway-operated work zones safe from careless drivers, law enforcement has issued 1,779 tickets from July through November.
Of those tickets, 618 were for speeding drivers. As you know receiving a speeding ticket can have a drastic impact on your driving record, and if you have already accumulated a certain amount of points, a speeding ticket could actually warrant a license suspension.
There were also 297 cell phone violations (which NY law also take very seriously), 141 tickets regarding failure to move over, 2 regarding failure to obey a flagger, 17 regarding failure to obey a traffic control device, 1 DWI, 187 seatbelt violations, and 516 additional violations.
Governor Cuomo has regarding the program as a success, stating, “Building and maintaining a 21st Century transportation system cannot be done without the work performed by highway construction workers and it’s imperative we do all we can to make their jobs as safe as possible. Preventing tragedies takes everyone working together, so while the state will continue to crack down on those who endanger those working on our roadways, I am urging all New Yorkers to not only obey the speed limit and other traffic laws, but to do the right thing and use care while traveling through work zones.”
Also remarking on the success of “Operation Hardhat” is DMV Commissioner and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Mark J.F. Schroeder, who said in a statement, “The results of this year’s Operation Hard Hat mobilization underscore the importance of this enforcement campaign. Highway workers put their lives on the line so that the rest of us have access to safe roads and bridges. We owe it to them to drive safely in work zones so they can do their essential jobs and get back home to their families each night.”
If you are someone who has received any moving violation due to the recent crackdown in New York State, you must not delay–speak with an experienced New York traffic violations attorney today. Our firm has fought countless traffic violations on behalf of our clients, and we are ready to do the same for you. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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