Law enforcement officers from 15 states, from Maine to Florida, are participating in a two-day “Drive to Save Lives” traffic safety initiative along Interstate 95.
Today and Saturday, April 10, police will be dedicating additional patrols to I-95 traffic safety enforcement. Truckers and other motorists can expect to see an increased presence of troopers along the 1,908 miles of I-95, which is one of the most important freight corridors in the U.S. This year the initiative coincides with Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
“With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Virginia’s new hands-free law, this enhanced enforcement initiative along the East Coast couldn’t come at a better time,” said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Superintendent of the Virginia State Police. “This time of year people are on the road for Spring Break, vacations and outdoor adventuring. Keeping your eyes on the road, buckling up, complying with posted speed limits and never driving intoxicated, will help ensure your spring travels are safe, especially along the I-95 corridor.”
In conjunction with the two-day enforcement effort, police agencies remind drivers that “move over” laws require to move over when approaching an emergency vehicle stopped alongside the road. If unable to move over, then drivers are required to cautiously pass the emergency vehicle.