The Thruway Authority says New York state police issued more than 1,000 tickets during a recent crackdown on motorists who speed through work zones on the highway system.
Officials say troopers who patrol the Thruway issued 1,400 tickets for speeding violations during “Operation Work Brake,” a five-day enforcement campaign held July 9 through July 13.
The authority says the enforcement effort was in response to numerous work zone crashes that occurred along the 570-mile Thruway system in 2011.
Last week, six people were killed when a tractor-trailer set off a fiery chain-reaction crash at a work zone on Route 11 in northern New York. A combined funeral for four of the victims, all from the same St. Lawrence County family, was held Tuesday. The cause of that crash remains under investigation.
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