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Law enforcement in 15 states to take part in I-95 traffic blitz

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More than a dozen state police agencies will take part in a high-visibility traffic enforcement detail along the I-95 corridor over the weekend.

From Saturday, April 1, through Monday, April 3, 2023, police will take part in a traffic enforcement initiative called the “Drive to Save Lives” campaign.

The purpose of “Drive to Save Lives” is to reduce dangerous driving behaviors that contribute to crashes. Officials say that in 2022 alone, over 1000 lives were lost along the I-95 corridor.

The traffic blitz will include state police from the fifteen states bordering I-95 from Maine to Florida.

Participating agencies include the Florida Highway Patrol, North Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Georgia Highway Patrol, Virginia State Police, Maryland State Police, Delaware State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, New Jersey State Police, New York State Police, Connecticut State Police, Rhode Island State Police, New Hampshire State Police, Massachusetts State Police, and Maine State Police.

“Thousands of people are killed every year in motor vehicle fatalities across our nation and the impact to the family members of those involved in these fatalities can be devastating,” said Colonel Melissa Zebley, Superintendent of the Delaware State Police. “It is the shared critical mission of the Delaware State Police and its partners, to reduce the number of fatalities on our highways. Motorists, passengers, pedestrians, and other road users in Delaware can be assured that our vigilant Troopers will be promoting safe driving practices, not just during this traffic initiative but each and every day. Please understand that when you see Troopers engaging you on the roadside, we are doing so to prioritize your safety and the safety of others.

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