AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas troopers are part of a border-to-border highway safety initiative targeting Interstate 35 to promote safe driving.
The Texas Department of Safety effort runs through Sunday. DPS says 16-states are taking part in the safety push, which began Friday, that also includes Interstate 80.
The I-80/I-35 Border-to-Border Traffic Safety Initiative coincides with the Texas enhanced DWI enforcement period through Labor Day. That DPS effort began Aug. 21.
I-35 runs from Texas to Minnesota. I-80 spans California to New Jersey.
The Texas Department of Transportation recorded 127 fatalities last year on the state's portion of I-35.