State troopers cracking down on distracted driving this week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post will be joining forces this week with Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia State Police agencies, for what is known as the Six-State Trooper Project.

Indiana State Police from the Fort Wayne Post released the following:

During this collaborative effort, troopers across northeast Indiana will be taking to the highways March 11th -13th with a primary focus on criminal interdiction through high volume traffic enforcement.

During this period, motorists can expect to see an increased presence of troopers on our Hoosier highways conducting traffic stops. Drivers are encouraged to not drive distracted, and to be increasingly aware of the need to move over or slowdown as required to give law enforcement room to work safely.

Why target traffic violations to catch criminals?  Troopers understand that the criminal element in our communities by and large operates in a mobile environment.  By conducting large scale coordinated patrols such as the Six-State Trooper Project, we effectively increase the opportunities for law enforcement to interdict criminal activity in progress.  In the process we achieve safer roadways through increased traffic enforcement, with an overall commitment to creating safer communities by getting criminals off our streets.

Help the ISP make a difference in your community! Motorist that observe high-risk driving behavior, impaired driving behavior, or suspect criminal activity on our roadways are always encouraged to call 911, or call direct to the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post at (260)432-8661 for assistance.