FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) - A number of citations for distracting driving were made recently in a week-long multi-agency enforcement campaign called the ‘6 State Trooper Project.’
The Kentucky State Police (KSP) joined forces with Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Indiana State Police on major interstates from June 16-22.
Police say nearly 2,000 citations for distracted driving were issued among the six states. Distracted driving citations include texting, cell phone, reckless and careless driving.
During this same time frame, police reported 201 collisions reported involving distracted driving behavior throughout the six state region.
“One of the most deadly threats to safety on our roadways is the distracted driver,” said KSP Colonel Jack Miniard. “Working in tandem with our border states allows us to extend operations beyond the reach of state lines resulting in a force multiplying effort.”