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Michigan troopers announce commercial vehicle crackdown on I-75

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Starting this weekend, Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers and troopers are taking part in a major traffic enforcement effort meant to reduce crashes involving commercial vehicles.

The “Stay Alive on I-75” initiative will begin on Sunday, August 7, and run through Saturday, August 13.

During the week-long effort, MSP will focus enforcement on I-75 from the Michigan/Ohio state line to the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula.

Troopers say that while they’ll be pulling over both passenger and commercial vehicles, they’ll be paying special attention to commercial vehicle violations likely to contribute to a crash, including distracted driving, following too closely, improper passing, speeding, improper lane use, and slow down and move over violations.

“This enforcement effort is part of our commitment to increasing traffic safety and reducing crashes,” stated Capt. Richard Arnold, commander of the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. “This coordinated operation seeks to increase awareness of dangerous driving behaviors through high visibility enforcement on the I-75 freeway.”

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