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


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

The operation, called “Stay Alive on I-75”, will be applied on the freeway connecting the Michigan/Ohio state line to the Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula.

The operation runs until August 13. It is the latest initiative of the Drive Toward Zero Deaths statewide road safety campaign, aimed at reducing traffic accidents involving commercial vehicles.

Motor carrier officers will crack down on behaviors most likely to lead to a crash, including distracted driving, following too closely, inappropriate overtaking, speeding, inappropriate lane use, as well as slowing and overcoming violations.

Soldiers will focus on any motor vehicles that engage in these dangerous driving behaviors.

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“This enforcement effort is part of our commitment to increase road safety and reduce accidents,” said Capt. Richard Arnold, commander of MSP’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. “This coordinated operation aims to increase awareness of unsafe driving behaviors through high-visibility enforcement on the I-75 freeway.”

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


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