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Troopers plan increased traffic safety enforcement for Easter

Police will be out in force beginning today in an effort to crack down on traffic safety violations.

Captain Michael J. Girard, acting Troop "B" commander, said Thursday that state police will conduct "highly visible" traffic safety patrols over the holiday weekend.

The patrols will specifically target areas near the Canadian points of entry.

The stepped-up enforcement is part of the Safety Without Borders campaign, Girard said, adding that troopers will conduct a variety of traffic safety activities in areas leading into Canada, including northern Franklin County.

Patrols will be blanketing the area expressways and secondary roads with an emphasis on the most serious infractions, like aggressive driving, impaired driving, and inattentive driving.

Troopers will also look to enforce New York's newest law, the Move Over Law, which requires drivers to give police and emergency personnel extra room when passing.

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