tate troopers have been out in full force the last few days, pulling drivers over, especially for speeding. It's all part of Operation Air, Land and Speed.
"I had one this afternoon that was doing 96 miles an hour in a 60 zone," says State Police trooper Jim Cornett.
The whole idea of the operation is to saturate an area like Interstates 81 and 581 with patrols, sometimes three or four in one location. Drivers have taken notice.
"If you see one, you're like 'nothing is going to happen,'" says driver Julie Lochner. "You see three or four, you're like 'whoa, I definitely need to slow down.'"
In the last two years, State Police have conducted seven of these operations across the state, resulting in more than 51,000 violations and arrests.
If this is all so effective, then why don't police do this on a full-time basis?
It may be effective, but the reason police can't do this on a full-time basis is lack of money and manpower. In fact, the operation is paid through federal funds.
Many people would like to see more troopers out on the roads more often, pulling violators over.