Enforcement effort ongoing through Labor Day across I-80 in Nevada, California

Updated Aug 31, 2018

Truckers traveling across I-80 in California and Nevada over Labor Day weekend may see increased police traffic with the “I-80 Initiative,” which aims to cut down on distracted and reckless driving.

The Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command is partnering with the California Highway Patrol’s San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Divisions to participate in the enforcement effort. The initiative aims to reduce distracted and reckless driving along the 615 miles of I-80 from San Francisco to West Wendover, Nevada through Labor Day, which is Monday.

A statement from NHP and CHP says the enforcement effort coincides with the Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert and the Labor Day Holiday. The increased enforcement began Aug. 27.