If your business operates a commercial fleet, or if you regularly have licensed commercial truck drivers on the open road along I-94 in Michigan's Great Southwest, and across the Midwest for that matter, you might want to get this information into the hands of every driver on the team. Just in time to remind everyone of the dangers of driving I-94 in the winter time, another week of State Police stepped up enforcement called "Eyes on 94" begins next week.
Michigan State Police motor carrier officers will join officers from the Indiana State Police, Illinois State Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol in focusing their enforcement on I-94 and other major freeways in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio in a coordinated enforcement operation. Michigan’s operation is dubbed “Eyes on 94” and seeks to reduce commercial vehicle crashes along the I-94 corridor. This multi-state effort will take place beginning next Monday, December 3rd and run through Friday, December 7th, 2018.
During this initiative, motor carrier officers will focus on violations by commercial vehicles that are most likely to contribute to a crash. Those include:
- Following too close
- Improper passing
- Distracted driving
- 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.” Capt. Krumm adds, “We hope to increase awareness by means of high visibility enforcement on the I-94 corridor, which is prone to weather-related crashes this time of year involving interstate commercial vehicle drivers.”
Multi-state commercial vehicle enforcement initiatives allow for neighboring states to align their resources to collectively focus attention on safety concerns involving interstate traffic. The Michigan State Police’s participation in these joint initiatives aims to increase the safety of those traveling 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.
So commercial haulers and fleet managers all across Michigan's Great Southwest are being forewarned to be on their best behavior in the week ahead or face the consequences.