Truckers traveling through
Connecticut may start getting a creepy-crawly feeling as they drive down the
road. State troopers began Operation Centipede Wednesday in an effort to keep
dangerous drivers in check.
The enforcement effort,
named after the centipede because troopers will be stationed about every mile
along a 20-mile stretch of highway, will focus on reducing driver speed, unsafe
lane changes, tailgating, overly aggressive driving and other traffic infractions.
The operation will occur once a week, on various days, on all limited-access
highways in central Connecticut, including routes 2, 8, 9, 15 and 40, and
on Interstates 91, 95, 295, 384 and 691.