Saturation patrols will be set up along U.S. 15.
Four state police agencies will engage in “Operation Border to Border,” a coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative targeting approximately 400 miles of U.S. Route 15, a heavily-traveled thoroughfare for summer vacationers and for those attempting to avoid congested interstates serving all four states.
“It’s a cooperative effort focusing on doing an enforcement initiative to try to make specific roadways that we are having higher than normal frequencies of accidents a little bit safer,” said Lt. Todd May, Maryland State Police, Frederick Barrack.
Just as schools let out for the summer on Friday, June 15, 2012, state troopers from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina will carry out ‘Operation Border to Border’ to prevent traffic crashes along the length of U.S. Route 15, which extends through all four jurisdictions. State Police from each of the four agencies will work together, conducting saturation patrols, sobriety check points, and other enforcement initiatives. “We will be looking for speeding, unsafe lane changing, following too closely, failing to yield the right of way, and distracted driving,” continued Lt. May.
The initiative runs June 15, 2012, through Sunday, June 17, 2012.