Troopers cited way more car drivers than truckers during aggressive driving blitz

Troopers handed out more than 1000 citations during the enforcement campaign.

During a recent aggressive driving enforcement campaign targeting both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers, Michigan State Police issued significantly more citations to car drivers than truckers.

Between June 3-14, Michigan State Police patrolled I-94 between Jackson and Taylor as part of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign, looking for drivers engaging in aggressive or dangerous behaviors like speeding, following too closely, making unsafe lane changes, and failure to yield the right of way.

Troopers say that the purpose of the campaign is to increase safe driving around commercial vehicles and cut down on crashes.

During the enforcement campaign, troopers and participating law enforcement officers made 1,431 traffic stops and issued a total of 1,053  citations.

During these traffic stops, troopers issued 878 citations to passenger vehicle drivers. Troops also issued 175 citations to commercial vehicle drivers. 

Troopers say that they selected the I-94 corridor due to an increase in commercial vehicle crashes in the area:

“Crashes involving commercial vehicles have increased 15 percent in the past five years. Between 2014 and 2018, 86 people were either killed or seriously injured while traveling on I-94 in Jackson, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, which is why the corridor was selected for additional enforcement.  “