Governor Cuomo wants drivers to face stiffer penalties for putting the lives of highway workers at risk.
The State Department of Transportation says between 2014 and 2017, there were more than 600 unauthorized intrusions into active work zones.
“New York has zero tolerance for anyone who flagrantly puts the lives and safety of transportation workers in jeopardy,” Cuomo said in a statement.
Cuomo is calling for people caught breaking the law to face up to three months in jail and a $500 fine, citing the state has no tolerance for those who threaten the safety of transportation employees.
The budget also includes fines and prison time for anyone who attacks a transportation worker.