Authorities say no traffic fatalities were reported.
Police agencies in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina were busy last week doing saturation patrols, sobriety checkpoints and other enforcement activities to help reduce traffic crashes along the Route 15 corridor. It was all part of "Operation Border to Border."
This initiative, launched last weekend, is a cooperative effort between the Maryland State Police, Virginia State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and North Carolina Highway Patrol to reduce the number of vehicle crashes along the approximately 400 miles of Route 15 through all four states.
According to authorities, 1,159 summons and arrests were made along Route 15. Over 500 speeders and 16 reckless drivers were stopped. Seven drunken drivers were arrested in Maryland and Virginia.
Troopers also issued 56 seat belt violations, and 19 child restraint violations. A total of 24 felony and misdemeanor arrests were made, including two drug arrests.
No traffic fatalities were reported, but Virginia State Police investigated three vehicle crashes with injuries.
The "Border To Border" initiative covers the Route 15 corridor, including 27 miles in Pennsylvania, 37.85 miles in Maryland, 230 miles in Virginia and 106 miles in North Carolina.
Authorities say this north-south highway is popular among passenger and commercial vehicles drivers who want to avoid congested interstates, especially during the summer vacation season.