Michigan State Police write 1,000 tickets in I-94 crackdown


State Police in Michigan say a recent enforcement effort on a stretch of Interstate 94 resulted in more than 1,000 tickets being issued to truck drivers and other motorists.

A statement from the state police says the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign focused on aggressive driving by passenger vehicles and commercial drivers along I-94 between Jackson and Taylor. The campaign, which was conducted between June 3-14, resulted in 1,053 citations being issued. It also included information encouraging safe driving around trucks as a way to reduce serious and fatal injuries.

During the two-week period, motor carrier officers and troopers made 1,431 traffic stops. Officers issued 175 citations to drivers of commercial vehicles, and 878 citations to passenger vehicles drivers.

A statement from the state police said that during the campaign, officers were on the lookout for violations such as improper lane use, careless and reckless driving, speeding, following too closely and failure to yield the right-of-way.

Crashes involving commercial vehicles have increased 15 percent in the past five years, according to the state police. Between 2014 and 2018, 86 people were either killed or seriously injured while traveling on I-94 in Jackson, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, which is why the corridor was selected for additional enforcement.