NYS troopers issue 39 tickets in Broome “Operation Hard Hat” crackdown


On July 18, 2023, New York State Police issued 39 tickets in Broome County during an “Operation Hard Hat” detail.

Troopers from the Troop C TIM (Traffic Incident Management) Unit monitored traffic on state Route 17 in the Town of Sanford where road crews were completing bridge work. During the detail, two troopers blended in with the workers and watched for unsafe behavior.

The 39 tickets issued include:

  •             Speeds- 13
  •             Cell phone- 8
  •             Seat Belt- 12
  •             Other- 6

Motorists are reminded to drive responsibly in work zones. Make sure to follow the postage signage and put down any distractions. Slow down, move over to another lane when it is safe to do so. Everyone working on the side of the roadways deserve to get back home safe.

Photos provided by New YorkState Police