Traffic

Troopers Look to Slow Down Lead-Foot Drivers

Posted November 13, 2007 5:53 a.m. EST
Updated November 13, 2007 6:43 a.m. EST

— The Highway Patrol is launching another crackdown on speeding drivers.

Troopers will target interstates and major-four lane highways across the state as part of Operation Slow Down, which kicks off Tuesday. Troopers said there will also be increased patrols on secondary roads.

The crackdown comes just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, when thousands of people were expected to hit the road.

Motorcycles, patrol cars, unmarked cars and helicopters will be used in the effort to get drivers to ease up on their speed.

The Highway Patrol said speed is the leading cause of crashes and traffic deaths in the state.