I-75 patrols stepped up this week
By Jennifer Baker • firstname.lastname@example.org • May 19, 2009
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Law enforcement officers from three states - Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky - plan to step up patrols Wednesday along Interstate 75, the Ohio Highway State Patrol announced today.
Commercial vehicles - large trucks in particular - operating in an unsafe manner and cars around them traveling in ways that increase the risk of a crash involving a truck.
State troopers will be on the lookout for speeders and motorists who follow too closely or make unsafe lane changes, according to a patrol statement.
Officers also will focus on specific violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for driver safety, such as proper log book documentation and commercial driver's license credentials.
In 2008, Ohio recorded 151 fatal crashes involving a commercial vehicle, killing 168 motorists, according to the patrol.
Through these multi-state efforts, the partnering states hope to raise safety awareness among operators of large trucks and passenger cars and remove unsafe drivers from the highway.