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Michigan State Police heightens traffic safety enforcement this week

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 10:39:52-04

This week, Michigan State Police will ramp up traffic safety enforcement aimed at unsafe driving behaviors during "Operation Safe Driver Week." 

"Operation Safe Driver Week" was created to help decrease the number of deaths and injuries resulting from crashes involving large trucks, buses and passenger vehicles due to unsafe driving behaviors like speeding and distracted, aggressive driving.

"We continue to work on traffic initiatives to reduce deadly accidents involving [commercial motor vehicles]," said Capt. Machel A. Krumm, commander of the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. 

"'Operation Safe Driver Week' is another great example of a program that focuses on addressing this problem and moving Michigan Toward Zero Deaths."

Towards Zero Deaths is the United States highway safety vision that unites stakeholders from engineering, enforcement, education and emergency medical services with the common goal of reducing traffic fatalities to zero.