Troop K of the Pennsylvania State Police announced a New Year’s holiday enforcement period between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
“During this time, extra efforts will be made to ensure citizens can safely travel along the Commonwealth’s highways given the increased volume of traffic associated with the holiday,” said the PSP, Troop K - which covers highways in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, as well as numerous municipalities without police departments,
State Police will work through Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and S.T.E.A.D.-D. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk-Driving) during the enforcement period.
Operation C.A.R.E. is a national program to reduce crashes on interstate highways during holiday weekends, aimed to enforce speeding, failure to use safety restraints, and impaired driving.
S.T.E.A.D.-D. is a federally-funded program allowing law enforcement agencies to increase police presence on roads for DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints.
A sobriety checkpoint will be held in the Troop K patrol area during the New Year’s enforcement period.
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