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More than 1,000 citations issued during car & truck safety enforcement along I-94

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 11:23:23-04

(WXYZ) — More than 1,000 citations were issued during the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks campaign along I-94 in June.

The campaign, conducted between June 3-14, focused on aggressive driving by passenger vehicles and commercial drivers along I-94 between Jackson and Taylor.

During the two-week period, troopers made 1,431 traffic stops. Officers issued 878 citations to passenger vehicles and 175 citations to commercial vehicles.

Officers were on the lookout for violations such as improper lane use, careless and reckless driving, speeding, following too closely and failure to yield the right-of-way.

According to Michigan State Police, crashes involving commercial vehicles have increased 15 percent in the past five years. Between 2014 and 2018, 86 people were either killed or seriously injured while traveling on I-94 in Jackson, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, which is why the corridor was selected for additional enforcement.