State Police and local lawmen will team up for beefed up patrols along Interstate 10 thorugh the Labor Day Weekend, in an effort to decrease accidents, injuries and fatalities. LSP Colonel Mike Edmonson says Operation Safe Corridor is a cooperative effort of eight states along I-10.
Edmonson says motorists can expect to see heavy patrols all along Interstate 10 (and 12) through the Labor Day holiday. He says the objective is to get drivers to slow down, use their seatbelts, avoid distracted driving and stay sober behind the wheel. The weekend initiative is also called "10-8; One Road, One Mission". Edmonson says that invokes I-10, 8 states involved and also plays on the police radio jargon, "10-8", which Edmonson says means "in service".