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Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E. launches in several states along I-95

(Source: South Carolina Highway Patrol) (Source: South Carolina Highway Patrol)
(Source: South Carolina Highway Patrol) (Source: South Carolina Highway Patrol)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is launching a 72-hour safe-driving campaign targeting truckers.

The campaign is called Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E. and includes a total of 400 troopers, officers, and deputies patrolling 900 miles of I-95 throughout the states of Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Many truckers say they are aware that this is going on, and some said it's too much.

Paul Hamilton has been driving trucks for over 25 years. He currently works for Western Express trucking company and says there is a fine line between safety enforcement and harassment. He says he thinks some truckers will get tickets for minor maintenance issues and it will be more of a hassle than help.

Hamilton also said he thinks truckers are already being safe on the roads for the most part, and it's people driving cars that are the problem.

"I allow space. I manage my distance, manage my speed, people should do the same," he said.

"If you are passing a semi truck or large bus, make sure you can see that driver in his mirror, if you can see his face then you know you're in a good spot." 

Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E started Tuesday morning and will run through midnight Thursday.

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