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3-Day, 16-State Enforcement Blitz Starts This Weekend


Beginning this Friday, 16 states will join forces for the I-80/I-35 Challenge, Border-to-Border Traffic Safety Initiative.

The 3-day, 16-state blitz is a multi-agency, high visibility traffic enforcement blitz that aims to “achieve zero fatalities.” The blitz begins August 28 and ends August 30.

“The goal of both these initiatives is to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes by increasing officer visibility,” said Colonel Bradley Rice, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.  “We are proud to join our allied law enforcement agencies in Nebraska and across the I-80/I-35 corridors as we strive for zero fatalities.”

Law enforcement officers from California to New Jersey and Texas to Minnesota will step up patrol on 4,400 miles of Interstates 80 and 35.

The focus of the enforcement blitz is to send a message to motorists and CMV drivers who drive aggressively, speed, drive while impaired and who are not wearing their seat belts.




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