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District 17 State Troopers join effort to eliminate fatal crashes on I-80

LA SALLE, Ill. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 80 can expect to see more squad cars through the end of July.

The Illinois State Police are joining officers from 11 other states across the nation with a goal of eliminating fatal crashes along the 2,900 miles of Interstate 80.

Safety experts say the last week of July is the deadliest time of year for crashes along I-80. The Illinois Department of Transportation is displaying messages on electronic boards reminding motorists to wear their seat belts, obey the speed limits, avoid cell phone use and pay attention.

“The Illinois State Police is committed to driving zero fatalities to a reality,” said District 17 Commander Robert Atherton. “Participating in the I-80 Challenge is great step towards our goal of zero fatalities.”

The I-80 Challenge, which uses the motto “More Cops More Stops,” originated with the Iowa Department of Public Safety and, in 2013, the other states participating, include California, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming.

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