Commercial Truck Traffic to Be Targeted by State Police in “Eyes on 94”

If you are, or know of, a commercial truck driver in Michigan’s Great Southwest, here’s a heads up for you. Michigan State Police motor carrier officers are stepping up commercial vehicle enforcement along I-94 here and in several other bordering states all of next week in their “Eyes on 94” campaign.

Fleet operators will do well to alert their drivers to the enforcement campaign which will encompass I-94 in Michigan by Michigan State Police, as well as other major freeways in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio in a coordinated enforcement operation with the Indiana State Police, Illinois State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Michigan’s operation, “Eyes on 94,” seeks to reduce commercial vehicle crashes along the I-94 corridor. The multi-state effort will take place next week from Monday, December 9th through Friday, December 13th.

During the initiative, motor carrier officers will focus on violations by commercial vehicles that are most likely to contribute to a crash, which include:

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  • Distracted driving
  • Following too close
  • Improper passing
  • Speeding
  • Improper lane use

Capt. Michael Krumm is Commander of the Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. He says, “This enforcement effort is a great example of the commitment by the Michigan State Police, Indiana State Police, Illinois State Police, and the Ohio Highway Patrol to reach our common goal of increasing traffic safety and reducing crashes,” and adds, “We hope to increase awareness by being visible on the I-94 freeway, which is prone to weather-related crashes involving interstate commercial vehicle drivers this time of year.”

Multi-state commercial vehicle enforcement initiatives allow neighboring states to align their resources to collectively focus attention on safety concerns involving interstate traffic. The Michigan State Police participation in these joint initiatives aims to increase safety on Michigan roads.

The “Eyes on 94” initiative is part of the statewide Drive Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety campaign, which is based on the national strategy on highway safety that seeks to reduce the number of traffic deaths nationwide.