|Patrol targets distracted drivers over next week|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 15 June 2013 08:26|
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project for a distracted driving enforcement and awareness effort next week in an effort to reduce distracted driving related crashes and raise awareness about the dangers distracted driving creates.
The patrol's aviation section will assist road troopers from the air by focusing on crash causing violations that may be caused by distracted driving, including aggressive driving, marked lanes violations, following too closely and driving left of center.
"Every time someone takes their eyes or their focus off the roadÂ - even for just a few secondsÂ - they put their lives and the lives of others in danger," said Colonel John Born, patrol superintendent.
"Distracted driving is unsafe, irresponsible and in a split second, its consequences can be devastating."
The 6-State Trooper Project includes the OHP, and Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia state police.
It 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.
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