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Thruway Authority, State Police Troop T Announce 'Operation Summer Brake'

The New York State Thruway Authority and State Police Troop T today announced that \Operation Summer Brake will take place beginning Monday, August 31, 2009, and continue through Labor Day on Monday, September 7.

"For the safety of all motorists, it is important that drivers slow down, obey posted speed limits and remain alert at all times when traveling, especially during the busy holiday weekend," said Thruway Authority Executive Director Michael R. Fleischer. "All travelers should wear their seat belts and never drink and drive."

During "Operation Summer Brake," Members of Troop T will be out in full force along the Thruway System.

"Throughout the initiative, the dedicated members of Troop T will not only be watching for those that may be intoxicated, speeding, or driving aggressively, but will also be conducting seatbelt checks," said State Police Troop T Major Robert C. Meyers. "The last holiday of summer typically leads to higher traffic volume on the Thruway, and Troop T and the Authority want to ensure motorists get to their destinations safely.""

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