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RALEIGH – As the amount of traffic increases across the state due to motorists traveling to their intended vacation destinations, reducing collisions is a top priority of the State Highway Patrol. Combating needless collisions that result in serious injury or death is a nationwide effort of which the Patrol will partner with nine other states in hopes of ensuring safe travel.

The operation entitled Border to Border, will focus on the US 15 corridor throughout each participating state. Troopers will monitor all motor vehicle violations with an increased focus on impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving and seatbelt use. Another priority of the campaign is to strictly enforce the move over law which requires motorists to move over upon the approach of any first responder or authorized vehicle.

“The focus of this campaign is to combine efforts with other states to reduce fatalities”, said Colonel Glenn M. McNeill Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol. “We always welcome opportunities to work with partner agencies who share in the Vision Zero approach.”

The campaign is scheduled to begin Friday, June 8 at and will run through Sunday, June 10. Motorists are encouraged to assist the Patrol in identifying locations of potential impaired or aggressive drivers by dialing *HP on their cellular devices.

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