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Get ready for a week-long multi-state commercial vehicle crackdown starting Monday


Troopers in multiple states are teaming up for an enforcement effort targeting commercial vehicles next week.

The “Eyes on 94” commercial vehicle enforcement operation will take place December 6 — 10, 2021, along the I-94 corridor and other major freeways in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

The goal of “Eyes on 94” is to curb commercial vehicle crashes.

During the weeklong enforcement campaign, troopers will be on alert for violations likely to contribute to a crash, including distracted driving, following too closely, improper passing, speeding, and improper lane use.

“This enforcement effort is a great example of the commitment by the Michigan State Patrol (MSP), Indiana State Police, Illinois State Police, and the Ohio Highway Patrol to reach our common goal of increasing traffic safety and reducing crashes,” stated Capt. Richard Arnold, Commander of the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. “This coordinated operation is an effort to increase awareness by means of high visibility enforcement on the I-94 freeway, which is prone to weather-related crashes involving interstate commercial vehicle drivers this time of year.”

The “Eyes on 94” initiative is part of the statewide Drive Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety campaign, which is based on the national strategy on highway safety that seeks to reduce the number of traffic deaths nationwide.

The I-94 corridor near Galesburg, Michigan, was the scene of an historic weather-related crash on January 9, 2015. In total, 76 semi trucks and 117 passenger vehicles collided, shutting down both directions of I-94 for 18 hours for the massive rescue and cleanup effort. A Canadian truck driver lost his life in the crash. Eighteen other people were injured.


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