This weekend, multiple law enforcement agencies will come together for a major traffic enforcement campaign.
The “Six-State Trooper Project” will begin Friday, October 8 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through Sunday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m.
Troopers will be on the lookout for speed, safety belt, and impaired driving violations.
A part of the Six-State Trooper Project partnership, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says that they’ll be concentrating their efforts on I-70, along with the Indiana State Police, and the Pennsylvania State Police.
“Every traffic stop we make is a chance for our troopers to educate motorists on safe driving habits,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. “We are committed to reducing unsafe driving behaviors on all of Ohio’s roadways, including the more than 225 miles that make up Interstate 70.”
Since 2020, there have been more than 4,700 crashes on I-70 in Ohio, including 27 fatal crashes. Of the 27 fatal crashes, 56 percent involved alcohol and/or drugs and 26 percent were speed-related. Troopers have arrested nearly 1,000 motorists impaired by alcohol and/or drugs on I-70 since 2020.
The Six-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.