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3-day crackdown on speeders, reckless drivers begins on I-95

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Local and state police agencies launched a three-day blitz Tuesday to target speeders and reckless drivers on I-95. The Dorchester County Sheriff's office, Highway Patrol and State Transport Police are part of "Operation Safe Drive on I-95."

Whether it's a car or an 18 wheeler, if the driver is breaking the law, he or she can expect to get a traffic ticket, troopers say.

"On I-95 we see a lot of speeding and aggressive driving, meaning improper lane changes, things of that nature,” Dorchester County Sheriff’s Sergeant Russ Conklin said.

"It seems like a lot of the people are in a hurry to get to where they're going and we just want them to slow down,” Conklin said.

Drivers on I-95 noticed the heavier police presence.

"Yes, it makes us slow down a little,” said Joe Cevella, who was traveling on I-95 to New York.

"Doing a good job, keeping everybody in line and everybody seems to be keeping within the speed limit,” said Pete Parker, who was heading to Florida.

"There was a lot of them, but it's okay, it's keeping everybody under control,” said Mary Collins, who was driving to Kentucky.

The campaign involves 200 officers in South Carolina alone. Officers from North Carolina, Georgia and Florida also are participating in Safe Drive on I-95.

Conklin says if one life is saved over the next three days, it will be a success.

"Drive safe and stay alive,” Conklin said.

They will be looking for speeders and reckless drivers through Thursday.

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