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OHP: More troopers on patrol during holidays, cracking down on distracted drivers

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OKLAHOMA CITY – As thousands of Oklahomans pile in the car to head out-of-town, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol wants you to know that they will be watching.

The OHP is teaming up with law enforcement officials from seven other states to save lives along the I-40 corridor.

Troopers will be out in force from North Carolina to California, cracking down on drivers who are speeding, drive drunk or not wearing a seat belt.

It’s called the I-40 challenge and the goal is to have no fatality accidents Wednesday or Sunday, the two busiest travel days of the holiday weekend.

From 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, we’re told a trooper will be stationed every 20 miles along I-40.