COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A month long enforcement project will be conducted by Ohio’s State Highway Patrol targeting violations related to commercial vehicles.
State troopers will be focusing on traffic safety elements including unsafe lane changes, following too closely, seatbelts usage, failure to yield, speeding and distracted driving. Troopers will be enforcing these violations committed by commercial drivers as well as the passenger card around the commercial vehicles.
There have been more than 10,500 commercial related crashes so far this year, with 73 people killed
The Highway Patrol is trying to reduce commercial vehicle related crashes in Columbus as well as the surrounding areas. This program will be running through the month of September and will include nine counties total.