Watch your driving on the interstate this week - the State Patrol is watching for you.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says it will conduct what it calls an end-of-summer "border-to-border saturation enforcement effort" on Interstate 94 this week.

Spokesman Lt. Steve Fischer says the focus will be on aggressive driving. "Troopers will be watching for excessive speeding, following too close, lane change violations, hands-free violations, failure to signal and other unsafe behaviors."

“This doesn’t mean writing more tickets—it means saving more lives," said Lt. Fischer. "Through our enforcement efforts of focusing on aggressive behaviors, we remind drivers to share the road, be courteous, patient, and focus on safe driving practices.”

In a press release, Capt. Bryan Niewind, SE Regional NDHP Commander, commented on the combined efforts of neighboring states: “Border to Border initiatives allow our law enforcement agencies to work together and bring focus to high priority driving concerns that pose a risk to everyone on the road.”

The "saturation" will continue through Saturday, August 31.

[Source: North Dakota Highway Patrol press release]