Law enforcement agencies in six states are teaming up to crack down on distracted drivers next week.
The “Six-State Trooper Project” runs from Monday, April 5 at 12:01 a.m. through Monday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m. During the high-visibility enforcement effort, troopers will be focusing on distracted driving violations.
Participating law enforcement agencies include the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, and the West Virginia State Police.
“By driving distracted, you are putting yourself and the lives of others at risk,” said Ohio State Highway Patrol Colonel Richard S. Fambro. “Every time someone takes their eyes off the road – even for just a split second, its consequences can be devastating.”
The Six-State Trooper project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership to promote highway safety, criminal patrol, and intelligence sharing.