Police plan weekend enforcement blitz on I-95

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Drivers from Maine to Florida can expect to see extra patrols on I-95 as part of a 15 state traffic enforcement campaign.

For the second time this year, police along all 1,920 miles of I-95 will be looking for speeding cars and other traffic violations like aggressive and distracted driving. 

The effort, dubbed the “Drive to Save Lives”, resulted in nearly 4,800 traffic arrests when it was first implemented on May 17. Of those arrests, 2,449 were for speeding.

“The Drive to Save Lives campaign is a united effort by state police and highway patrol leaders to reduce highway fatalities by 15 percent in 2014,” said Col. Nathaniel McQueen, Superintendent of the Delaware State Police.

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Nationwide, highway fatalities account for 33,000 deaths every year, ranking among the top 12 causes of death in the U.S. Highway accidents is the leading cause of death among teens, McQueen said.

The second leg of the campaign runs Friday through Monday. 

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