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Michigan State Police to focus enforcement on I-75

Enforcement to run from August 7-13 from the Michigan/Ohio state line to the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie
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LANSING — Beginning Sunday, Aug. 7, Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers and troopers assigned to MSP Motor Units will focus enforcement on I-75 from the Michigan/Ohio state line to the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula. The enforcement operation titled “Stay Alive on I-75” seeks to reduce traffic crashes involving commercial vehicles along the I-75 corridor. This statewide enforcement effort runs through Aug. 13.

During this initiative, motor carrier officers will focus on violations by commercial vehicles that are most likely to contribute to a crash, which include distracted driving, following too close, improper passing, speeding, improper lane use, and slow down and mover over violations. The troopers will focus on motor vehicles of all types engaging in the same dangerous driving behaviors.   

“This enforcement effort is part of our commitment to increasing traffic safety and reducing crashes,” stated Capt. Richard Arnold, commander of the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. “This coordinated operation seeks to increase awareness of dangerous driving behaviors through high visibility enforcement on the I-75 freeway.” 

The “Stay Alive on I-75” 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.