"Interstate 10 is a highly traveled corridor throughout Texas - with nearly 880 miles of roadway - and these targeted patrols are designed to save lives by looking for dangerous and distracted drivers," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "This coordinated effort with our state law enforcement partners along I-10 will become a force multiplier in keeping our roads and communities safe during the holiday."
During the four-day period August 30th through September 2nd, DPS troopers will conduct enforcement on I-10. The enforcement effort will focus on stopping impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, speeders and drivers who fail to move over to the left-hand lane when required by law. In addition, troopers will be checking for distracted driving, seat belt use, improper lane changes and commercial vehicle safety. While these focus areas are something DPS troopers do every day, it is the first time that the eight states have teamed up to ensure interstate travelers will see the same enforcement effort throughout their trip.