This might be the week you make sure that you observe the posted speed limits on the roads in New York State.

As part of National Work Zone Awareness Week, New York State Troopers will be out in full force handing out speeding tickets to those who get caught speeding in work zones.

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The thing is that you won't see their patrol car. This week, State Police are going undercover in construction vehicles and will be setting up shop in work zones to catch speeders and other unsafe drivers in work zones.

According to the New York State Governor's office, “Operation Hardhat” and Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Program are in place this week to help Protect Highway Workers.

State Troopers or local police officers are dressed as highway maintenance workers in active NYSDOT or Thruway work zones across New York, identifying and citing motorists for a number of violations, including disobeying flagging personnel, speeding through work zones, cell phone and seatbelt use, and/or violations of the State’s Move Over law

Last year during the same campaign, New York State Troopers and local police cited over 2900 drivers for a variety of issues.

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Some of those tickets were issued for speeding, cell phone usage, seat belts, and failure to move over or obey traffic control devices, among other infractions.

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If you are traveling this week make sure to use extra caution as you drive through work zones.

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