COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined a week-long effort focused on reducing commercial vehicle crashes.
The multi-state initiative also includes officers with the Michigan State and Indiana State police departments, who will focus on violations by commercial vehicle drivers that are proven to contribute to crashes, including speed, following too closely, improper passing, distracted driving and improper lane use. The initiative began Monday and runs through Saturday, Dec. 12.
About 161 people die each year in commercial vehicle involved crashes across Ohio, according to data from the last five years.
OSHP will conduct other commercial vehicle enforcement with the neighboring states of Indiana and Michigan over the next year with the common goals of traffic safety and commercial vehicle crash reduction, according to a news release from State Highway Patrol.