6-State Trooper Project Targeted Safety Belt Violations
June 1, 2016 - 9:47 AM
COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 9,091 seat belt
citations in a joint effort with other members of the 6-State Trooper
Project. The initiative began Monday, May 23 at 12:01 a.m. and ended
Monday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m.
The Patrol also issued 181 child safety seat citations.
“If you are in a traffic crash, wearing a safety
belt significantly increases your likelihood of survival,” said Colonel
Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. “That is why law enforcement
officers in Ohio and beyond are dedicated to enforcing safety belt
This high-visibility enforcement effort included the
Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police,
Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West
Virginia State Police.
Safety belt enforcement was the focus of this
6-State Trooper Project. Previous projects have focused on speed
violations, impaired driving, distracted driving and illegal drug use.
The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state 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.
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