State police start 31 days of beefed-up traffic patrols on Atlantic City Expressway

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November 30, 2009, 7:03AM

Members of the New Jersey State Police, the South Jersey Transportation Authority (S.J.TA) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D) have joined forces in an attempt to curtail fatal accidents on the Atlantic City Expressway during this holiday season.

Troopers from the Atlantic City Expressway Station, led by Lt. Steven Cozzi, will take part in this initiative. "We will strongly defend the safety of law abiding motorists from those who don't even care about their own lives. Enforcement of the laws with tickets or arrests is all some people will understand," said Lt. Cozzi.

Aggressive driving, drinking driving, text/cell phone use while driving and excessive speed will be vigorously enforced during this initiative. Troopers will use both marked and unmarked vehicles equipped with radar and laser speed detection devices.

It is the hope of the M.A.D.D. organization, the S.J.T.A. and the New Jersey State Police that motorists have a safe holiday season. The public is encouraged to assist with this effort by reporting violators to the aggressive driver hotline at #77, or by dialing 911 when immediate danger exists.