It starts today. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol and three state police agencies will engage in “Operation Border to Border” a coordinated traffic safety enforcement initiative that covers close to 400 miles of US 15, a heavily traveled thoroughfare for summer vacationers. Troopers will be working US 15 north of I-85 to the Virginia Border beginning Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17. Troopers from each of the four agencies will work together, conducting saturation patrols, sobriety check points and other enforcement initiatives to reduce traffic crashes and combat criminal behavior along this major non-interstate highway. To date, the North Carolina stretch of Route 15 from I-85 north to the Virginia border has not experienced any traffic deaths this year. Two people died in traffic crashes in 2011 on US 15 and one in 2010. The 106-mile stretch of highway experienced 34 total traffic collisions last year, which was a decrease from 2010 when there were a total of 44 traffic collisions.