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New Jersey State Police Begin Crackdown on I-95

New Jersey will be one of 15 states who join in the 'Drive Safe on I-95' initiative.

New Jersey is one of 15 states that will intensify patrols along I-95, New Jersey State Police announced Friday morning.

The “Drive to Save Lives on I-95” patrol of the 1,920 miles of highway is a united effort to keep drivers safe and reduce fatalities. It is in support of the national “Drive to Save Lives Campaign.

The focus of the patrols will be speeders, aggressive driving, seatbelt use, cell phone use, and DWI enforcement.

The “Drive to Save Lives Campaign,” is a nationwide initiative by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to reduce highway fatalities by 15 percent this year.

“We are always looking for new strategies to reduce traffic related deaths,” Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said.  “This is a cooperative, data-driven initiative, targeting driving behaviors that are proven contributing factors of crash fatalities.  On Saturday, our state troopers will be actively participating in this initiative on I-95 and on all of the roadways patrolled by the New Jersey State Police.”

 Fuentes said that each year, more than 33,000 traffic related fatalities occur on our nation’s roadways, and highway fatalities rank as one of the top 12 causes of death in the country. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among teens.

Lucretia B May 21, 2014 at 06:20 AM
I should have referenced a PREGNANT woman throwing rice out the window.
Hazel Eyes May 21, 2014 at 02:59 PM
I would also strongly recommend the same initiative on the Garden State Parkway. Targeting the excessive speeders, Lane jumpers, text'rs and most of all the Tailgaters! I spend 20+ hours driving the gsp weekly and I have no doubt that tailgating is the most common cause of accidents. Why is it so hard for people to envoke common sense and keep their distance from the car in front of them!
Gordo K May 21, 2014 at 08:32 PM
I would also question why it is so hard for the police to enforce these laws.
Genrl Quarters May 23, 2014 at 08:08 AM
@Hazel............actually the most common cause is unsafe lane changes as in darting into another lane when another vehicle is already there...and speed differential as in someone doing 85 or more in a lane and someone (doing the speed limit) moves into that lane not knowing that a car is approaching at such a high rate of speed. Tail-gating is third.
Chuck Ruff May 23, 2014 at 08:52 AM
....and the irony is, all those idiots who tailgate and weave in out of lanes aren't any further ahead 10 miles down the road. Their antics accomplish nothing other than putting everyone at risk.

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