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Troopers in 6-state region will patrol for distracted driving

April 13, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police and West Virginia State Police will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, April 14, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. April 20.

The high-visibility enforcement also will include patrols in Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Distracted driving is any non-driving activity with the potential to distract a person from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing. Distractions can be visual, taking eyes off the road; manual, taking hands off the wheel; or cognitive, taking the mind off driving. Texting while driving is an example that results in all three types of distraction.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multistate 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.