72-Hour Traffic Enforcement Crackdown Set to Begin in These Six States
Columbus, OH – Law enforcement officials in six states will once again be joining forces this week in an effort dubbed the “6-State Trooper Project.”
The multi-state law enforcement project, set to begin on Friday, October 8, includes state police in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Troopers will be cracking down on speed, safety belt, and impaired driving violations.
Additionally, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), officers will have a heavy presence along Interstate 70.
“Every traffic stop we make is a chance for our troopers to educate motorists on safe driving habits,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. “We are committed to reducing unsafe driving behaviors on all of Ohio’s roadways, including the more than 225 miles that make up Interstate 70.”
More than 4,700 crashes, including 27 which resulted in at least one fatality, have been reported on I-70 in Ohio since 2020.
OSHP said 56 percent of the fatal accidents involved alcohol and/or drugs and 26 percent were speed-related.
The high-visibility enforcement campaign will conclude on Sunday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m.