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Pennsylvania State Police launch unique program targeting speeders

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GROVE CITY, Pa. -

If you are a believer in second chances, then you may like a new traffic initiative designed to slow down drivers in Pennsylvania.

State Police held a news event Thursday on Interstate 79 in Mercer County to announce the beginning of "Operation SneakPeek".

Police say they will use PennDOT's speed display trailers along highways to alert drivers to their speeds.

Electronic speed detection signs will be placed at two or three mile intervals, giving drivers an early-warning and an opportunity to slow down.

"Any motorists that don't listen to those two sign boards and slow down will drive into our heavily enforced area," said Dan Kesten, Pennsylvania State Trooper.

The department will also have other patrols out in full force to crackdown on other violations.

"Roving patrols will be increased through out the weekend, our DUI enforcement roving patrols, and at some point through out the weekend, we'll be doing a stationary checkpoint DUI sobriety check point," said Trooper Kesten.

The Ohio Highway Patrol also plans to have every available officer working this weekend.

"We're going to be looking for crash causing violations, aggressive driving, OVI and impaired drivers by either alcohol or drugs," said Sergeant Michael Wilson, Ohio Highway Patrol.

A tip to help you avoid delays on your trip, motorists in Ohio and Pennsylvania can check on road and traffic conditions before they leave home on any major interstate simply by dialing 5-1-1 on any cell phone.

The easiest way to avoid trouble and have a safe holiday trip? Be patient, be alert and buckle up.


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