In fact, New Mexico State Police say they will be increasing patrols along all of Interstate 10 in New Mexico over the holiday weekend.
I-10 crosses Luna County as well as Dona Ana County to the east and Hidalgo County to the west. There are 164 miles of Interstate 10 in New Mexico.
State police say they, along with city and county law enforcement agencies, are joining a multi-state effort to make the interstate that runs east to west through the southernmost part of the United States safer.
I-10 is 2,460 miles long and crosses nine states from California to Florida. Reportedly, law enforcement officials in all nine states are joining in the push to crack down on impaired drivers, inattentive drivers, tired drivers, drivers who are speeding and those driving without seatbelts.
The “10-8 on I-10” saturation begins Friday and will run through Monday. “10-8” is police radio code for being in service or available for service.
Labor Day is a heavily traveled three-day weekend considered to be the end of summer vacations.