New Hampshire State Police and local departments are again stepping up their enforcement of traffic laws on Route 125.

The "directed enforcement effort" will target the 50 miles from the Massachusetts border in Plaistow to Milton and involve state, local, and county law enforcement with the goal of reducing the number of deaths, injuries, and crashes. It will be in effect until September.

Route 125 map
Route 125 map (Google Maps)

Patrols will be targeting impairment, aggressive and distracted driving, and speeding. According to the New Hampshire Department of Safety, 4,893 crashes were recorded on the Route 125 Corridor over the past nine years.

“Our goal is to create a safe environment for residents and visitors traveling through Lee by utilizing enhanced enforcement made possible with funding from the Office of Highway Safety,” Lee Police Chief Thomas C. Dronsfield Jr. said in a statement.

The additional patrols are funded through grants from the New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety.

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