Six state ‘high volume traffic enforcement’ kicks off Thursday

Troopers say that this driver focused crackdown is intended to create "a bigger net for law enforcement to fish" to catch criminals.

Troopers in six states are conducting a driver-focused enforcement effort intended to nab criminals starting on Thursday.

The enforcement effort, dubbed the “Six-State Trooper Project”, runs from March 12 — 14 in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. During the three day campaign, drivers can expect to see an increased presence of state troopers. Drivers are asked not to drive distracted and to be prepared to move over for police.

Troopers say that the purpose of the high volume enforcement effort is to catch criminals by focusing on traffic violations.

From Indiana State Police: “Why target traffic violations to catch criminals? Troopers understand that the criminal element by and large operates in a mobile environment. Criminals regularly must navigate our roadways while moving from point A to point B. By conducting large scale coordinated patrols such as the Six-State Trooper Project, we effectively create a bigger net for law enforcement to fish. We achieve safer roadways through increased traffic enforcement, with an overall commitment to creating safer communities by getting criminals off the streets.”

Additionally, Kentucky is still in the midst of a two week “Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) Blitz” that began on March 1.

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