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Troopers participate in ‘I-40 Challenge’ to crack down on reckless drivers

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Troopers will be teaming up with law enforcement officials from all over the country for targeting reckless drivers along I-40 this holiday season.

From North Carolina to California, officers will be cracking down on drivers who are not following the law.

The “I-40 Challenge” was issued by the Tennessee Highway Patrol to increase safety laws during one of the busiest times of the year for travelers.

From 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, an increase in troopers will be assigned to the interstate.

The challenge targets the Wednesday before and the Sunday after Thanksgiving, as those two days tend to be the busiest travel days during the holiday.

Officials say one trooper will be stationed every 20 miles along the 2,555 mile span of I-40.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies serving the I-40 corridor will be cracking down on drivers who are speeding, driving drunk, distracted and not wearing seat belts.