WINDSOR, Conn. — State police across New England are launching the region’s first coordinated crackdown on speeding and failure to wear seat belts.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the “New England Drive to Save Lives” campaign on Monday with state police and highway safety officials from all six states at a commuter lot off Interstate 91 in Windsor, Connecticut.

State police in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine will be targeting speeding and the use of seat belts and child restraints on interstates 91 and 95 this week. Local police across New England will join state police for a second week of increased enforcement in August.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says speeding is a factor in 30 percent of all fatal accidents.

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