Ohio News – Distracted Driving focus of upcoming 6-State Trooper Project

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will focus on distracted driving in the next 6-State Trooper Project, a multi-state, high-visibility enforcement. The initiative will take place fromSunday, July 19 at 12:01 a.m. through Saturday, July 25 at 11:59 p.m.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol joins the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia State Police.

“Too many motorists fail to consider the potential consequences of distracted driving,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “We hope that through initiatives such as the 6-State Trooper Project, we can correct behavior andistracted-drivingd prevent tragedies on our roadways.”

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing. It includes the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Indiana State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, West Virginia State Police and the Michigan State Police.

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