Troopers in four states stage enforcement blitz this week

Updated Dec 9, 2021
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If your driving takes you across Interstate 94 in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana this week, you won't be alone.

Law enforcement in those four states are staging "Eyes on 94," a coordinated operation aimed at commercial motor vehicles.  "Eyes" began today and continues through Friday, Dec. 10.

According to Michigan State P{olice, during this initiative, motor carrier officers will focus on violations by commercial vehicles that are most likely to contribute to a crash. MSP said those include:

  • distracted driving
  • following too close
  • improper passing
  • speeding
  • improper lane use

"This enforcement effort is a great example of the commitment by the MSP, Indiana State Police, Illinois State Police, and the Ohio Highway Patrol to reach our common goal of increasing traffic safety and reducing crashes," said Capt. Richard Arnold, commander of the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.  "This coordinated operation is an effort to increase awareness by means of high visibility enforcement on the I-94 freeway, which is prone to weather-related crashes involving interstate commercial vehicle drivers this time of year."

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Multi-state commercial vehicle enforcement initiatives allow neighboring states to align their resources to collectively focus attention on safety concerns involving interstate traffic, said a statement from MSP. 

The "Eyes on 94" initiative is part of the statewide Drive Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety campaign, which is based on the national strategy on highway safety that seeks to reduce the number of traffic deaths nationwide.