target 6 kspFRANKFORT, Ky. (6/29/13) – An unprecedented number of citations for distracting driving were made in a week-long multi-agency enforcement campaign called the ‘6 State Trooper Project.’
 
The Kentucky State Police (KSP) joined forces with Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Indiana State Police on major interstates from June 16-22, in an ongoing effort to combat distracted driving. Nearly 2,000 citations for distracted driving were issued among the six states. Distracted driving citations include texting, cell phone, reckless and careless driving.
 
During this same time frame, there were 201 collisions reported involving distracted driving behavior throughout the six state region.
 
“One of the most deadly threats to safety on our roadways is the distracted driver,” said KSP Colonel Jack Miniard. “Working in tandem with our border states allows us to extend operations beyond the reach of state lines resulting in a force multiplying effort.”
 
KSP accounted for 173 distracted driving citations for the enforcement campaign.
 
The ‘6-State Trooper Project’ began in 2012 with three planned enforcement campaigns targeting operating a vehicle under the influence and marijuana interdiction. This successful campaign yielded 582 DUI arrests and seizure of 210 pounds of marijuana and 14,327 marijuana plants.
 
Command staff from all six states reconvened earlier this year and planned three additional multi-state efforts for 2013 that included distracted driving, DUI and Marijuana interdiction.
 
“This concentrated effort by all six agencies will reduce traffic crashes and combat criminal behavior at a time of year when we see heightened travel on major interstates,” says Miniard.
 
The next combined enforcement effort is scheduled for September and will target Marijuana interdiction and criminal patrol.
 
These statistics are still preliminary as some reporting agencies are still processing citation and crash data.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Stu Recke (Kentucky State Police)

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/16/15) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following reports Thursday, April 16.… Read More

Hopkins Fiscal Court Building, Grounds Committee Special Called Meeting April 20

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (4/16/15) — The Hopkins Fiscal Court Building and Grounds Committee will have a special called… Read More
1 DOW 17,826.30
-279.47 (-1.54%)    
2 S&P 2,081.18
-23.81 (-1.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,931.81
-75.98 (-1.52%)    

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6119

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4671

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 09, 2015 3889

MPD, HCSO Joint Investigation Leads to Two…

by Lt. William Poe
April 16, 2015 3287

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 09, 2015 3113

Woman Charged with Multiple Offenses Including…

by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10016

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8411

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 16, 2015 3287

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 16, 2015 1893

Dawson Native, Former Disney Graphic Designer…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 1302

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
April 16, 2015 1296

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 1218

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 16, 2015 1135

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 1133

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 994

Business Spotlight: Community Health Centers…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 875

Children’s Advocacy Director Shares Information…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 768

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Dips to 5.1 Percent in…

by Kim Brannock