Police Write More Than 1,000 Tickets During I-94 Crackdown

Crashes are up.

July 15, 2019 - 11:01 am
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(WWJ) If it seems like cops were cracking down on I-94 recently -- you're right!

Michigan State Police wrote 1,053 tickets during the enforcement campaign they called Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), which focused on aggressive driving by passenger vehicles and commercial drivers along I-94 between Jackson and Taylor.

The campaign was conducted between June 3-14.

"(It) combined outreach and education, along with enforcement to encourage safe driving around trucks as a way to reduce serious and fatal injuries," MSP said in a press release.

During the two-week period, motor carrier officers and troopers from the Michigan State Police Jackson, Brighton and Metro South posts committed 907 hours to the campaign and made 1,431 traffic stops. Officers issued 878 citations to passenger vehicles and 175 citations to commercial vehicles.

Officers were on the lookout for violations by both passenger vehicles and commercial motor vehicles such as improper lane use, careless and reckless driving, speeding, following too closely and failure to yield the right-of-way.

Why the added enforcement?

Police say crashes involving commercial vehicles have increased 15% in the past five years. Between 2014 and 2018, 86 people were either killed or seriously injured while traveling on I-94 in Jackson, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, which is why the corridor was selected for additional enforcement.