Police from 15 states will be out in full-force to help stop fatalities on one of the country’s most highly-traveled highways that runs through the Hudson Valley.

New York State Police will join law enforcement officials in 14 other states in an effort to keep one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates, I-95, safe and fatality-free in the National Drive to Save Lives Campaign

The initiative will take place April 20-21.

This two-day effort is aimed at saving lives by cracking down on dangerous driving offenses, police say.

Troopers and law enforcement along the I-95 corridor will be focusing on seat belt and safety restraint use, speeding, impaired driving and distracted driving.

According to State Police, over 33,000 deaths occur each year on roadways, making highway fatalities rank as one of the top 12 causes of death in the United States and it is the leading cause of death among teens.

Most crashes are preventable, police say.

The 15 states participating in the challenge are:

  • · New York
  • · Florida
  • · Georgia
  • · South Carolina
  • · North Carolina
  • · Virginia
  • · Maryland
  • · Delaware
  • · Pennsylvania
  • · New Jersey
  • · Connecticut
  • · Rhode Island
  • · Massachusetts
  • · New Hampshire
  • · Maine

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