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Operation Border to Border is back

rt 15Seven state police and highway patrol agencies this weekend will once again engage in Operation Border to Border, a coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative targeting approximately 791 miles of U.S. Route 15, which originates in Waterboro, S.C., and ends in Corning, N.Y., and 317 miles of U.S. Route 17 through Florida.

Both corridors are heavily-traveled thoroughfares for summer vacationers and for those attempting to avoid congested interstates serving all seven states.

Just as the 2016 summer vacation begins for thousands of students and families up and down the East Coast, state troopers from Maryland, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia will carry out Operation Border to Border to prevent traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities along the entire lengths of U.S. Routes 15 and 17.

During the operations, troopers from all agencies will work together, conducting saturation patrols, sobriety checkpoints and other enforcement initiatives to reduce traffic crashes and combat criminal behavior along these two major, non-interstate highways.

The Maryland State Police will conduct their Route 15 initiative Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11. The remaining six states will conduct their operations Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12.

This annual coordinated, multi-state enforcement effort targeting U.S. Routes 15 and 17 incorporates the nationwide traffic-safety campaign, Drive to Save Lives (#DriveToSaveLives).

With additional troopers on patrol along this north-south corridor, motorists are reminded to comply with each state’s Move Over law (#MoveOver).



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