State cops boost road, rail security for holidays
Published 11:07 am, Thursday, December 23, 2010
Anticipating a major jump in travel on state roads and trains for the holidays, State Police are stepping up enforcement.
Troopers, working with MTA police and local police, will add security to railroad platforms and passenger trains along the train routes. The additional security measures will ensure the safety of holiday travelers to and from the state, according to the state police.
The "If you see something, report it" initiative is a key component to keep people safe not only on the transportation system, but it also is part of operation S.A.N.T.A. -- Stop Another Needless Tragic Accident.
Troopers also will conduct sobriety checkpoints and patrol specific areas to curb drunken-driving accidents. The state police are asking motorists to call 9-1-1 on their cell phone if they see a suspected drunken driver.