Oklahoma troopers step up patrols on I-35

| 8/21/2002

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has increased patrols on I-35 after a string of fatality accidents in recent weeks. A "zero tolerance" policy will be enforced by officers.

Trooper presence jumped 50 percent last week on I-35 from Norman to Purcell. Seven people have died on the 10-mile stretch of roadway in the past month.

Accidents are occurring near two different construction zones on the stretch of road between Norman and Purcell. Troopers will be patrolling the construction zones full time.

Officers will be paying closer attention to people driving over the speed limit or following too close behind other vehicles. Fines in construction zones are more than double.