Michigan State Police to begin statewide crackdown on I-75 this weekend


Michigan State Police will begin a statewide crackdown on commercial vehicles on Interstate 75 this Sunday.

The operation, called "Stay Alive on I-75," will be enforced on the highway from Michigan/Ohio state line to the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula.

The operation runs through Aug. 13. It's the latest initiative from the statewide traffic safety campaign Drive Toward Zero Deaths, aimed at reducing traffic crashes involving commercial vehicles.

Motor carrier officers will crack down on behaviors that are most likely to result in a crash, including distracted driving, following too closely, improper passing, speeding, improper lane use, and slow down and move over violations.

Troopers will focus on all motor vehicles engaging in these unsafe driving behaviors.

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“This enforcement effort is part of our commitment to increasing traffic safety and reducing crashes,” said 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.”

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan State Police to begin crackdown on I-75