“Six-State Trooper Project” starts on Monday: be attentive
Police in six states will begin to tackle distraction-related driving violations next week.
Law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia will be focusing on distraction-related driving offenses from Monday, April 5, at 12.01 a.m. through Monday, April 12, at 11:59 p.m.
There are three forms of this violation: eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind-off driving. When a driver writes text and drives a truck, it is all three forms of distraction.
“Whatever you think that you need to do, that text message, that phone call, taking a bite of that sandwich, it can wait. You should be focused on the driving,” said Lt. Brode, Lisbon.
The police suggest not to pull off to the side of the highway to answer a call or to eat, because it could make a road hazard. Getting to the truck stop is rather better.
The Six-State Trooper is a special project as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. A law enforcement partnership between several states aims to promote road safety.