The Iowa Department of Transportation has announced that eleven state highway patrol agencies, along with other national transportation offices and the FMCSA, will begin “the I-80 Challenge” this week in an effort to eliminate highway fatalities.
The focus of the I-80 Challenge will span 2900 miles of Interstate 80. An increased number of law enforcement officers will be on patrol from July 24-July 31.
“The Pennsylvania State Police will be providing increased enforcement efforts while providing a highly visible presence throughout the corridor. The department is asking motorists to make safe driving a priority to achieve the initiative’s goal of zero fatalities. Motorists are reminded to obey the posted speed limit, wear seatbelts at all times, and limit distractions while driving,” a Pennsylvania State Police press release states.
I-80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the U.S. It spans from San Francisco, California to Teaneck, New Jersey.
The following states are participating in the Challenge:
- New Jersey
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