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Troopers from Six States Target Distracted Drivers

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)

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