Traffic control monitoring “Six-State Trooper Project” begin Friday
This weekend, law enforcement officers in several states will hold a traffic enforcement action.
The “Six-State Trooper Project” will begin Friday, October 8th at 12:01 pm and run until Sunday, October 10th at 11:59 pm.
Officers will monitor speed compliance, seat belt use and identify drunk driving violations.
A part of the Six-State Trooper Project partnership, the Ohio State Highway Patrol says that they’ll be concentrating their efforts on I-70, along with the Indiana State Police, and the Pennsylvania State Police.
“Every traffic stop we make is a chance for our troopers to educate motorists on safe driving habits,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. “We are committed to reducing unsafe driving behaviors on all of Ohio’s roadways, including the more than 225 miles that make up Interstate 70.”
Since 2020, there have been more than 4,700 crashes on I-70 in Ohio, including 27 fatal crashes. Of the 27 fatal crashes, 56 percent involved alcohol and/or drugs and 26 percent were speed-related. Troopers have arrested nearly 1,000 motorists impaired by alcohol and/or drugs on I-70 since 2020.
The Six-State Trooper Project is an interstate law enforcement partnership. Its purpose is to coordinate law enforcement services in the road safety area.