Troopers, Ontario Police Join Forces For 'Safety Without Borders'


New York State Police and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are joining forces to make sure Easter travelers make it home safely.

If you're going to Canada for Easter or you're coming south of the border for the long holiday weekend, make sure you follow the rules.

If not, you're bound to be caught because there will be extra police officers on duty in what's being called the Safety Without Borders initiative:

"It really creates what we call a safety net on both sides of the border," said state police Capt. Darrin Pitkin. "Drivers are going to be caught and held responsioble for their driving behaviors no matter which side they're on."

"Seatbelt compliance, we have aggressive driving, distracted driving and impaired driving," said OPP Inspector Dave Springer. "Those are the big four that we refer to."

Drivers of commercial vehicles will also face the same scrutiny to ensure the big rigs are in safe working order.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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