OHP to place troopers every 20 miles on I-40 over holiday weekend
If you're traveling south for the holiday, make sure you watch your speed.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it's joining the Tennessee Highway Patrol in its 6th annual "I-40 Challenge" traffic safety initiative.
The challenge consists of increased patrols from state police/highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor during the Thanksgiving holiday.
OHP plans to assign troopers every 20 miles along I-40 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and Sunday, November 25, the busiest travel days during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Travelers on I-35 would encounter on the I-40 exit in Oklahoma City.
During the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday, as part of the "I-40 Challenge," OHP investigated 38 crashes on the day before Thanksgiving. Two of those were alcohol-related. And on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, OHP investigated 31 crashes, 3 of which were alcohol-related.
OHP says I-40 is one of the most heavily traveled interstate corridors in the nation.