The Michigan State Police have announced that they’ll be targeting truck drivers all summer  as part of a special enforcement operation called “The Summer of Semi Safe D.”

MSP’s Truck Enforcement Campaign To Feature Emphasis Areas Of Focus

The commercial vehicle enforcement campaign kicks off on Monday, June 26, and will continue for the rest of the summer. The Summer of Semi Safe D campaign will also feature a number of days-long enforcement focus efforts.

Area of FocusDates
S-SpeedJune 26-30
A- Awareness (intersections, construction zones, lane use)July 10-14
F- Fasten seat belts, Following too closeJuly 24-28
E- Education Aug. 7-11
D- Distracted drivingAug. 21-25

 

Summer of Semi Safe D Meant To Cut Down On Traffic Fatalities

MSP says that the campaign is designed reduce fatal crashes, noting that “special attention will be paid to semi-tractor trailers as they were involved in 72 percent of the 2016 deadly accidents involving a commercial motor vehicle.” The statistic cited does not take into consideration who was at fault in those crashes.

MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Captain Michael Krumm said, “This enforcement effort is in direct response to what we saw on our roads in 2016, a 41 percent increase in deaths involving commercial vehicles. Michigan continues to be one of the safest states in the Midwest for commercial vehicle traffic, but the steep rise needs to be addressed.

Read more about the Summer of Semi Safe D at Michigan.gov.

 

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