GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Greensboro Police Department is partnering with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office to help keep drivers safe.
Officers and deputies will be stationed along Interstate 40, Business 85, and US Highway 29.
It's all part of the "Highway Crash Reduction Initiative."
The goal is to reduce crashes on highways and interstates that result in property damage, injuries, and deaths.
According to the latest NCDOT crash report, North Carolina had more than 275,000 reported vehicle crashes in 2017.
Out of those crashes, nearly 1,400 people died.
The data also shows 67 of those traffic fatalities were in Guilford County.
Authorities are urging drivers to follow the road laws, such as driving the speed limit, wearing a seat belt, and no distracted driving.
Officers and deputies will be in marked and unmarked patrol vehicles along highways and interstates to enforce the law across Guilford County.
The patrols will be implemented at various times and days.
The safety campaign begins on Monday, April 01, 2019 and ends on Friday, June 28, 2019.