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TN state troopers join forces with 7 other states to patrol I-40

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(WMC-TV) – State troopers across Tennessee are teaming up to save lives for the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period. They are joining forces with troopers from seven other states to patrol Interstate 40.

The operation is called "The I-40 Challenge: The road to zero fatalities."

Tracy Trott with the TN Highway Patrol said, "Each of the state police colonels has agreed to assign a trooper every 20 miles for the 24 hours that we've targeted, 12 hours on Wednesday, 12 hours on Sunday. So there will be enforcement being conducted all across the country in an effort to save lives."

Troopers in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and North Carolina are also taking part in the effort.

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