Michigan State Police kick off summer-long I-94 crackdown

Expect to see extra eyes on I-94.

The Michigan State Police (MSP) have announced that there will be an increased police presence along I-94 this spring and summer.

An increased number of Michigan State Troopers will be patrolling I-94 in between the  Indiana state line and Wayne County in order to curb dangerous driving behavior, according to MSP. Troopers will be focused on dangerous driving behaviors that could lead to a crash, including speeding, aggressive driving, following too closely, and distracted driving.

MSP Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue says that troopers will “take a zero tolerance approach to these dangerous driving behaviors.”

The reason for the increased enforcement is an uptick in crashes on I-94. MSP says that the number of crashes increased from 6,000 to 6.400 from 2016 to 2017. They also say that that the number of crashes involving commercial vehicles increased from 744 to 856 from 2016 to 2017. Those statistics do not indicate whether the commercial vehicle drivers were at fault in the crashes.