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For Immediate Release: May 2, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY: Operation Spring Brake/Antler Alert

WHEN:    10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 3

WHERE:
ALBANY: Tandem Lot, Exit 24
TARRYTOWN: State Police Barracks at the Tappan Zee Bridge
SYRACUSE: State Police Barracks (via Carrier Circle to Thompson Road to 6130 Tarbell Road)
BUFFALO: State Police Barracks at 3331 Trooper Paul Kurdys Way

WHO: New York State Police Troop T and the Thruway Authority

WHAT:  The return of “Operation Spring Brake,” a five-day annual safety enforcement campaign and return of “Antler Alert!” reminding motorists of a seasonal increase of deer along the highway, urging drivers to be alert while traveling.

WHY:  “Operation Spring Brake” is a five-day annual safety enforcement campaign designed to alert motorists to construction zones and crack down on speeders on the highway. The effort will take place Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11, 2012. New York State Police Troop T issued 1,087 speeding tickets during the 2011 “Operation Spring Brake” campaign and a total of 2, 218 tickets to Thruway motorists violating the speed limits. Drivers are encouraged to be alert along the Thruway, as vehicle versus deer accidents can cause serious injury.

BACKGROUND:
http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/pressrel/2012/05/2012-05-02-antler-alert.html
http://www.thruway.ny.gov/news/pressrel/2012/05/2012-05-03-op-spring-brake.html

CONTACTS:
State Police (518) 436-2789; NYS Thruway (518) 436-2983

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