Pennsylvania troopers will target distracted drivers
State police are taking part in the 6-State Trooper Project, an initiative that will focus on targeting distracted driving through Saturday.
Troopers will look for violations caused by distracted driving during routine patrol. Violations include speeding, dangerous lane changes, weaving between lanes, tailgating and failing to use a turn signal.
According to Trooper Adam Reed, a public information officer in Harrisburg, such violations can be caused by behaviors like sending text messages while driving, talking on a cell phone, adjusting the radio and not paying attention.
“We'll be putting emphasis on those specific violations and taking a zero-tolerance approach to them,” Reed said.
After observing distracted driving, troopers will work with the other states' police to “share intelligence and brainstorm ways to improve enforcement” in an effort to reduce distractions and accidents, Reed said.
The 6-State Trooper Project includes Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana state police.
In September, troopers will focus on narcotics enforcement and criminal activity, and in December, they will focus on DUI enforcement.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Wolf to outline charter school plan in budget address
- ‘Tipping point’ near for Pa. government, conservative expert predicts at Freedom Forum
- 1 killed in Lawrence County tractor-trailer crash
- As House looks to dismantle state stores, hybrid system might be option
- Husband charged in ax murder of wife hangs himself in cell
- 242 Pennsylvania workers not state residents
- Man dead, 4 injured in Lawrence County crash