31 July 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

State Police in Troop K and the Department of Transportation announce that 49 tickets were issued during two days of the “Operation Hard Hat” initiative that took place on the Taconic State Parkway/Sprain Brook Parkway junction in Westchester County, and I-684 in Putnam County.

Operation Hard Hat is a joint initiative that features State Troopers dressed as highway workers to crack down on work zone violations and highlight the importance of safe driving through active construction and maintenance work zones. Based on the initial success of the initiative, plans are in place to roll out additional operations throughout the summer. During this detail, Troopers issued tickets for a variety of violations, including speeding, use of a cell phone while driving, failure to wear a seat belt, and the ‘Move Over’ law.