MSP launches new 'Eyes on 94' safety campaign

Posted at 6:25 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 18:25:00-05

Michigan State Police motor carrier officers will join officers from the Indiana State Police and Ohio Highway Patrol in focusing their enforcement on I-94 next week as part of the week-long 'Eyes on 94' commercial vehicle crash reduction effort.

During this multi-state initiative, officers will focus on violations by commercial vehicle drivers that are likely to contribute to a crash including speeding, following too closely, improper passing, distracted driving and improper lane use.

Motor carrier officers will also be stationed at rest areas to provide educational materials about safely sharing the road with trucks.

"This initiative is a great example of the commitment by the MSP, Indiana State Police and Ohio Highway Patrol to the common goal of traffic safety and crash reduction," stated Capt. Michael Krumm, commander of the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. "This coordinated operation is an effort to increase awareness and education by means of high visibility enforcement on the I-94 corridor, which is prone to weather-related crashes."

Multi-state commercial vehicle enforcement initiatives allow for neighboring states to align their resources to focus their attention on safety concerns on interstate traffic.

The MSP's participation in these joint initiatives aims to increase the safety of those traveling on Michigan roads.

This initiative is part of the statewide Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety campaign, based on the national strategy on highway safety, which seeks to reduce the number of traffic deaths on our country's freeways.