Troopers on I-80 mark 'Zero Tolerance Day'

SACRAMENTO, June 30 (UPI) -- State troopers marked a "Zero Tolerance Day" on Interstate 80 Friday from the George Washington Bridge to San Francisco Bay.

Officer Kelly Baraga of the California Highway Patrol said drivers in the Golden State would be ticketed if a trooper noticed them going even a mile over the speed limit. She told the Sacramento Bee the effort was also aimed at cracking down on drunken driving and seatbelt scofflaws.

California pioneered Zero Tolerance days on certain highways and the idea spread to neighboring states. Friday's was the most extensive, with troopers from California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana,

Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey joining in, the Grand Island (Neb.) Independent reported.

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