State police in four Midwest states are staging a coordinated enforcement operation along I-94 this week.
Officers from the Michigan State Police, Indiana State Police, Illinois State Police, and Ohio State Highway Patrol are focusing their enforcement efforts on I-94 and other major freeways in their respective states Dec. 4-8.
During this initiative, motor carrier officers will focus on violations by commercial vehicles that are most likely to contribute to a crash, which include:
- following too close
- improper passing
- distracted driving
- 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. Michael Krumm, 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 corridor, which is prone to weather-related crashes this time of year that involves interstate commercial vehicle drivers.
“In 2016, Michigan saw an increase in fatal crashes involving commercial motor vehicles, and operations like this help to ensure that our busiest roadways are also our safest.”