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Michigan State Police cracking down on speeding, aggressive driving next week

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 12:02:33-04
(WXYZ) —

Michigan State Police will increase traffic enforcement on July 12-18 for Operation Safe Driver Week.

The enforcement is aimed at unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicle and passenger-vehicle drivers.

According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, many jurisdictions are seeing a severe spike in speeding. Less traffic due to COVID-19 restrictions may be encouraging some drivers to ignore traffic safety laws, including speed limits.

“Operation Safe Driver Week is another great example of a program that focuses on moving Michigan ‘Toward Zero Deaths,’” said MC Lt. Steven Horwood. “Unsafe driver behavior continues to be the leading cause of crashes. During next week’s operations, we are increasing commercial vehicle traffic enforcement focusing on behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving and aggressive driving.”