Operation Slower To Lower: Speeding Crackdown Starts At 9 AM

WWJ News
August 28, 2019 - 6:33 am
state police on the lodge.

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Speeders beware! State police troopers will be back out on Metro Detroit freeways Wednesday, the latest in a number of traffic crackdowns in recent weeks.

Troopers in marked and unmarked vehicles will be focusing on I-96, I-75, the Lodge and the Southfield freeways.

The crackdown starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until the afternoon rush hour, with troopers looking for aggressive drivers, speeding, seatbelt violations and distracted drivers.

The operation, dubbed "Operation Slower to Lower," started last week along the same roadways, with troopers stopping 365 vehicles and issuing 314 tickets over a two-day period. The top speed was 101 mph.

Police say the purpose of the crackdown is to slow traffic and lower the amount of traffic deaths in the Detroit district.