On Monday, April 25, New York law enforcement launched Operation Work Brake, an initiative aimed at lessening the dangers faced by maintenance crews and contractors working along New York highways. The program works by increasing the presence of New York State Police along the Thruway during the construction season. Troopers will focus on apprehending and ticketing drivers who speed, use their cell phones, or drive aggressively in designated work zones. Police hope that strict enforcement of New York’s driving rules will lead to safer driving conditions for all.
This initiative follows former New York Governor Pataki’s Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, which increased penalties for drivers convicted of traffic violations in designated work zones. Currently, having two or more speeding convictions in work zones will result in a license suspension. In addition, fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.
A person convicted of speeding anywhere in New York faces hefty fines, 3-11 points added to his or her license, increased insurance rates, and the nuisance of having to appear in court. If you have been ticketed for speeding or any other driving-related infraction in New York, contact an attorney to advise you of your best course of action and appear in court on your behalf. Adam H. Rosenblum of the Rosenblum Law Firm is an experienced traffic attorney who will fight to have the charges reduced or dismissed. Email him or call 888-203-2619 today for a free consultation about your case.