A statewide effort to promote safe driving in work zones kicked off on Monday.
The need for drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vechiles has been highlighted by recent accidents on major state roadways.
National Work Zone Awareness Week will culminate with educational outreach programs being held statewide.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, representatives from the Thruway Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Police, local emergency personnel, tow operators and additional roadside workers will be promoting work zone safety and the Move Over law at the following locations along the Thruway:
Plattekill Service Area
Between exits 17 (Newburgh – I-84) and 18 (New Paltz – Rte. 299)
Capital Region Welcome Center
Between exits 21B (Coxsackie – Rte. 9W) and 21A (Berkshire Section/to Mass Pike)
Warners Service Area
Between exit 39 (Syracuse – I-690) and exit 40 (Weedsport)
Between exit 48A (Pembroke – Rte. 77) and 49 (Depew – Rte. 78)
Pennsylvania is also participating in Work Zone Awareness Week.