After an influx of complaints from motorists about unsafe driving by truckers, Indiana police will be targeting truck drivers in Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties on U.S. 20 and State Road 2 with a campaign called “Operation Truck Stop”.
Police say that accidents involving trucks on these roads has risen from 19% of crashes to 24% this year. They suspect that this is because truckers are using these roads to avoid construction and the Indiana Toll Road.
Police also say that local motorists have complained about speeding and reckless driving by trucks, along with increased truck traffic.
La Porte, St. Joseph, Porter Counties, along with Indiana State Police and Michigan City Police will be working overtime with funds from the Governor’s Council to patrol commercial vehicles. Indiana police say that they will be heavily enforcing the following intersections this week:
US 20 & US Hwy 35
US 20 & SR 39
US 20 & Fail Rd.
US 20 & SR 2