By: Daily Record Staff//July 31, 2014
By: Daily Record Staff//July 31, 2014//
The New York State Police will join law enforcement officials in 14 other states to increase traffic enforcement on one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates.
The “I90/94 Challenge”, conducted on I-90 and I-94 across the United States, is part of a four-day effort aimed at saving lives by cracking down on dangerous driving offenses.
State police will team up Aug. 1 through 4 to cover 372 miles of the New York State Thruway in a campaign focusing on seat belt and safety restraint use, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving and unsafe driving behaviors of large trucks and buses.
In New York, the state police enforcement will be bolstered by the use of several electronic messaging boards, posters in all rest areas and a social media campaign using #9094challenge.
Law enforcement officials hope to meet the following targets during the four day challenge across the nearly 5,700 mile corridor: Zero fatalities and fewer than 69 injury crashes, 263 total crashes, six alcohol-related crashes and 29 crashes involving a large truck or bus.