NH State Troopers Cracking Down On Speeding

CONCORD, NH (CBS) – New Hampshire State Troopers were out in full force on Thursday as part of Operation Safe Commute.

Operation Safe Commute is an ongoing effort by the State Police to target speeders and reckless drivers.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports

Throughout the summer, barracks across the state will pick random days to dedicate as many resources as possible to the program, which could mean every on-shift trooper in the state.

The statewide unified effort will go after traffic offenders and hopefully deliver a message to the public: that dangerous driving will not be tolerated and the State Police is dedicated to ensuring drivers’ safety.

“Hopefully we’re getting everyone… home safe to their families and their loved ones,” said Trooper Joshua Quigley.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson contributed to this report

  • justsayin'

    and they say that there is no tax in NH! Liars. Cops are nothing but tax collectors in NH.

    • k

      on the other hand. Will rather see them collect money (you could slow down you know) than seeing 3 of them sitting at a highway construction site at 3 in morning, wasting taxes

  • ray

    operation tax collector,they could care less about us.

  • DON

    I was a police officer in California for over 20 years and I have never seen anything like the ticket parades in the small towns of Mass and NH. The police in California are far more popular with its citizens than either NH or Mass.

  • Bruce

    Budgets are being cut so they need more money. Cloak it under the public safety shroud but it is still all aboit the money.

  • Jean

    Think how much money we could make on 128 on a daily basis.

  • Jeremy

    If you don’t want to pay the taxes, don’t break the rules. Seems pretty simple to me, even my 10 year old seems to get it, how is it so many of you choose to slam the police for doing their job (no, I’m not a cop). Just follow the rules and no issues. Dur.

    • Giovanni

      You’re correct Jeremy, if everybody drive like they should (following the rules) we could save a lot of money because we wouldn’t need so many troopers out there. I’m a truck driver and see so many drivers doing stupid things on the road that you wish there was a trooper just ahead to stop the idiot.

  • emom

    OH PLEASE they will go after the speeder of over 5 miles an hour BUT let the one thats 35 over continue on down the road.. OH and lets forget all those trucks WIZZING ON BY YOU,,,,,,,,,ZZZZOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. WATCH OUT FOR THE 18 WHEELER DOING 90 BUT TICKET THE ONE DOING 65 YEAH THATS JUST NOT RIGHT…….I have dealt with the trucks before,, they dont even look out for anyone but their selfish selves…..

  • Karen

    I agree with Jeremy. Don’t speed, you won’t get a ticket.

  • J

    Stop drinking the Kool Aid…This has NOTHING to do with safety. It is all about money. If you crash you’re car at 65 MPH you’re just as dead as you are at 75 MPH…Speeding laws, along with 90% of useless laws on the books today seek to prevent crimes, accidents, etc, THAT HAVE YET TO HAPPEN. It is also dangerous to use a stove, dryer, lawnmower, let us regulate the misguided operation of these items! After all, we are too mindless to act safely without government…tell that to your 10 year old.

    • Jeremy

      It depends on the situation, reaction times are the big influence when it comes to traffic death at high speeds. Look around while you’re driving at 50, then at 70. Things happen much faster and the time you have to correct a mistake is much smaller. i ride motorcycles, and see what some people do on the highways, which is why ii usually never ride on them. As far as the govt being onvolved in your life, they also provide stuff like fire dept, rescue teams, the police that find the people that rob your neighbor, etc… My 10 year old was raised proper, so the stove isn’t such a risk at my house…

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