Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol made a statement to drivers with a high visibility, collaborative crackdown on Interstate 75 during the last weekend of February, 2014. I-75 is a major north-south US traffic corridor that travels through 6 different US states. Using LTI 20/20 UltraLyte laser speed guns, troopers sought violators including impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, and those ignoring seatbelt laws.
It's said that this collaboration was sparked by the larger, 6-State Trooper Project. That project includes the Indiana State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia State Police, in addition to the three previously stated departments. Kentucky State Police Spokesmen, Sgt. Michael Webb, states that "Collaboration with other agencies is vital to saving lives on our roadways."
Numbers prove that the smaller, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio collaboration was successful. Reports state that troopers issued a total of 2,086 speed citations, 332 seat belt citations and arrested 86 impaired drivers from February 21, at 12:01 a.m. through February 23, at 11:59 p.m. “When we share resources and strategically place units in targeted corridors, the effort becomes a force multiplier that an individual agency would not be able to provide alone,” says Sgt. Webb.
Collaborative efforts were aided by great equipment. The LTI 20/20 UltraLyte laser speed gun is the most durable and reliable speed enforcement tool on the market. All UltraLyte models have pinpoint targeting, which is the only effective way to enforce speeds within multi-lane traffic.
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