HAPPENING NOW: Three-Week Multi-State Enforcement Crackdown Along I-70
Pendleton, IN – A three-week multi-state enforcement effort to crack down on distracted driving along Interstate 70 is currently underway.
The Indiana State Police (ISP) and the Ohio Highway Patrol (OHP) are working together in an effort to ramp up enforcement efforts along a stretch on I-70.
In an announcement this week the ISP said the OHP has designated a seventeen mile stretch of I-70 as a Distracted Driving Safety Corridor.
Indiana agencies were asked to join the multi-state effort and added I-70 in Henry and Wayne counties to the corridor.
The new zone will stretch from the 113-mile marker to the 156-mile marker in Indiana.
In addition to distracted driving, law enforcement officers will also be focused on violations which are known to be the primary contributing factors in crashes such as: speeding, following too close, operating left of center, unsafe lane movement, and operating while intoxicated.
Assisting the ISP and OHP in the crackdown is the Preble County Ohio Sheriff’s Department and the Richmond Police Department.
Specifically for commercial motor vehicles, Indiana will be utilizing Troopers from the Motor Carrier units from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED).
The enforcement effort began on Monday, January 11 and will conclude on Sunday, January 31.