ksp2 logo 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/5/14) — An unprecedented number of citations for distracting driving were made June 20-26, during a multi-agency enforcement campaign called the ‘6 State Trooper Project.’

The Kentucky State Police joined forces with state police agencies from Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana on major interstates, 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.

“One of the most deadly threats to safety on our roadways is the distracted driver,” said KSP Sgt. Michael Webb. “Working in tandem with our neighbor states allows us to extend operations beyond the reach of state lines resulting in a force multiplying effort.”

KSP accounted for 153 distracted driving citations during the enforcement campaign.

“This concentrated effort by all six agencies reduced traffic crashes and criminal behavior at a time of year when we see heightened travel on major interstates,” says Webb.

The next combined enforcement effort is scheduled for September and will target marijuana interdiction and criminal patrol.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Sherry H. Bray

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6134

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4731

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 3314

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 11, 2015 2950

Juvenile Injured When Struck by Vehicle

by Madisonville Police
April 12, 2015 2785

Police Searching for Hopkinsville Man Accused of…

by Paul Ray, HPD

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10038

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8419

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 2385

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 17, 2015 924

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 905

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 754

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 693

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 461

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 412

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics
April 17, 2015 405

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 296

Paducah Man Faces Multiple Charges after…

by SurfKY News