Contact Us
Make My Homepage

I-80 Challenge Highway Safety Initiative Ends This Evening

(Courtesy of Wyoming Highway Patrol)

From July 24th to mid-night on July 31st, the Wyoming Highway Patrol joined other Highway Patrol and State Police agencies serving the Interstate 80 corridor across the U.S. to crack down on drivers who are speeding, driving drunk or distracted, or not wearing a seat belt, with the goal of achieving a zero fatality rate for the eight-day period.

NHTSA advises that in 2011, there were 9,878 fatalities on America’s highways in which drunk drivers were involved. That works out to 31 percent of all motor vehicle crash fatalities for the year — about an average of one fatality every 53 minutes.

Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce drunk driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. During the July 24th thru July 31st initiative period extra Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were on Patrol not just on Interstate 80 but on primary and secondary roadways as well.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the Wyoming Highway patrol reports, no fatalities have been investigated by Wyoming Troopers on Interstate 80 since the start of the campaign. With just hours left until the campaign ends Troopers continue to remind motorists to drive safely.


Best of KGAB 650AM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Patriot Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Patriot Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.