Marquette, MI – August 1, 2014 – Michigan State Police are once again joining forces with other state patrols to step up traffic enforcement, focusing on dangerous driving behaviors including seat belt use, speeding, aggressive and impaired driving.
Beginning today (Friday), troopers and motor carrier officers will be patrolling along I-94 as part of the “I-94/90 Challenge”, a coordinated traffic enforcement initiative along Interstates 90 and 94 from Washington to New York. The crackdown runs through August 4th.
State Police Director Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue says participating in joint initiatives such as this allows states to align resources to focus on improving traffic safety and they will continue those efforts throughout the remainder of the summer. Michigan is one of 15 states participating in the initiative.
Earlier this month, the Michigan State police joined five other state patrols for a distracted driving enforcement initiative as part of the 6-State Trooper Project. During that initiative, which ran from July 20-25, troopers issued 67 texting citations and 77 careless/reckless driving citations across Michigan.