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For Immediate Release: August 22, 2012

Contact: Office of Public Affairs, (518) 436-2983

"Operation Summer Brake" Enforcement Begins August 27

Slowing Down in Construction Zones

Operation Summer Brake,” an eight-day initiative promoting work zone safety, will take place Monday, August 27, and continue through Monday, September 3, 2012, the New York State Thruway Authority and State Police Troop T announced.

“As part of ‘Operation Summer Brake,’ the Thruway Authority encourages motorists to be alert on the road, drive responsibly, obey posted speed limits, and avoid all distractions to ensure a safe trip to their destination,” said Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas J. Madison.

From August 27 through September 3, members of Troop T will be stepping up enforcement efforts on the Thruway.

“Throughout this period of expanded enforcement, the dedicated members of Troop T will be watching for those who are intoxicated, speeding, or driving aggressively,” said Sgt. Thomas Ferritto. “Also, Troop T will be enforcing the Move Over Law to protect  

maintenance workers, tow truck operators, and state troopers.”

New York State Police Troop T issued 838 tickets during the 2011 “Operation Summer Brake” campaign.

“The New York State Thruway has an outstanding safety record, and we are committed to working with New Yorkers and the State Police,” added Madison.

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