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Florida Highway Patrol partners with five other states to make I-75 safer

For a three-day period starting Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol is collaborating with agencies from five states -- Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan -- to keep Interstate 75 fatality-free, authorities announced in a statement Friday.

The multi-state effort is called "Staying Alive on I-75" and will feature troopers zeroing in on aggressive drivers, speeders, seat belt use, and commercial vehicle safety.

The project, which is part of a nationwide initiative by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to reduce traffic fatalities in the United States by 15 percent in 2014, will mark the first time that the six states will team up to keep motorists safe, according to authorities.

"This partnership, and the one we formed with the seven states that line Interstate 10 over Labor Day holiday, demonstrates the Patrol's commitment to public safety," Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, said in Friday's statement. "No matter what state you are traveling to or from, we want you to arrive at your destination safely."

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