Connecticut troopers use centipede tactic to monitor traffic

| 11/29/2001

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.