I-40 'Thanksgiving Challenge' Pushes for No Deaths on the Road

Highway Patrols from across the country want to see no deaths on Interstate 40 this holiday weekend. 

With Thanksgiving being one of the most heavily-traveled holidays of the year, the North Carolina Highway Patrol is one of several agencies taking on the I-40 'Thanksgiving Challenge.' The patrol's Facebook page says the challenge is a initiative that pushes for a zero fatality rate for the eight-state, 2,555-mile stretch of I-40.   

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The challenge has NC, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California placing troopers at least every 20 miles on I-40 from Wednesday to Sunday during the most heavily-traveled periods. The Highway Patrol says NC had no deaths on I-40 last year during a similar 2-day campaign. 

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NCHSP advises drivers be part of the challenge by obeying the speed limit, wearing seat belts and not driving while impaired.

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