BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police and other law enforcement will be on a mission to make I-10 safer during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
It is called "Operation: Safe Corridor" and includes law enforcement from eight states along Interstate 10. Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California are all participating and it is the first time the eight states have teamed up to ensure travelers will see the same enforcement effort throughout their trip. Law enforcement will cover all 2,460 miles.
According to information from Louisiana State Police: "During Operation Safe Corridor, Troopers along with local law enforcement agencies will concentrate efforts on intensified traffic safety enforcement in a comprehensive effort to apprehend those persons engaged in operating vehicles in a variety of unlawful manners to include (but not limited to) impaired driving, speeding, seat belt use including use of child restraints, aggressive driving, and distracted driving. Operation Safe Corridor will also seek to identify instances of drug trafficking or human trafficking, recover stolen vehicles, and apprehend fugitives from justice. Along with uniformed patrol Troopers, Louisiana State Police will also utilize commercial motor vehicle enforcement Troopers, air support assets, and investigators for criminal follow up."
The goal is to reduce the number of crashes with serious injuries and deaths. Troopers say the ultimate goal of this weekend's operation is zero deaths and zero arrests.
The operation begins Friday, August 30 and will continue through Monday, September 2.