N.Y. police disguised as employees ticket 266 drivers for work zone violations

The center employee on this picture is definitely a New State Police trooper imposing work zone security. Credit score: New York State Police

Law enforcement officials in New York lately stepped up enforcement on reckless driving in work zones – by going undercover as building employees.

New York State Police issued 266 tickets as a part of “Operation Hardhat,” which it performed with the New York State Division of Transportation. Through the crackdown, officers mingled into street work areas and would radio forward to an officer when witnessing a violation. In some instances, lasers have been positioned in DOT vans to catch speeders. Disguised officers additionally used handheld radar weapons whereas on the facet of the street.

Of the violations, 113 have been for dashing, which comes with double fines for being in a piece zone, and 36 have been for cellphone use whereas driving. 9 tickets have been issued for violating New York’s transfer over legislation, which requires drivers to decelerate, and transfer over a lane on multilane highways to provide employees room.  The legislation took impact in 2012 for legislation enforcement officers and emergency employees stopped alongside roadways whereas performing their duties, and in 2016, it was expanded to incorporate building and freeway upkeep automobiles.

The New York State Division of Transportation additionally lately launched a public service marketing campaign to teach drivers concerning the transfer over legislation, which incorporates this video: