Early reports indicate that there were no fatalities on Interstates 90 and 94 during the four-day, 15-state campaign called the I-90/94 Challenge.
On July 31, 2014, at midnight, 15 states began a “massive public safety initiative.”
The law enforcement agencies from the 15 states joined forces across the I-90/94 corridor.
According to the Illinois State Police, the initiative was “aimed to reduce traffic fatalities and prevent criminal activity.”
The Challenge began at midnight on August 1 and ended on August 4.
Authorities were looking for speeding, DUIs, seat belts, distracted driving, unsafe trucks, logbook violations and overweight trucks.
The I-90/94 Challenge covered nearly 5,700 miles of interstate highways. Participating states included Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington.
While the numbers aren’t all in yet, authorities say that the Challenge was a success.
According to the the Washington State Patrol there were zero recorded fatalities on I-90 and I-94 over the weekend.
— Wisconsin DOT (@WisconsinDOT) August 4, 2014
Drivers are so far meeting the #9094challenge. No fatals on I90 over the weekend in WA. Other states reporting success too!
— WA State Patrol (@wastatepatrol) August 4, 2014
— MN State Patrol (@MnDPS_MSP) August 4, 2014
— Sgt. Jesse Grabow (@MSPPIO_NW) August 2, 2014
— bruce_gordon (@bruce_gordon) August 4, 2014
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