COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on safety belt enforcement.
The initiative begins at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 23, and will continue through 11:59 a.m. on Monday, May 30, according to a news release.
“The high-visibility enforcement will include the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police, as well as OSHP,” the news release stated.
This effort coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket campaign as well as Operation CARE.
“Properly using a safety belt is a simple step that has proven to save lives,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, OSHP’s superintendent. “Motorists must commit to buckling up every trip, every time, so they are protected if they are involved in a crash.”
Ohio’s safety belt law remains a secondary violation; however, troopers will continue zero-tolerance enforcement when motorists are stopped for other violations and are found to not be wearing their safety belt.
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.
The Trucker News Staff produces engaging content for not only TheTrucker.com, but also The Trucker Newspaper, which has been serving the trucking industry for more than 30 years. With a focus on drivers, the Trucker News Staff aims to provide relevant, objective content pertaining to the trucking segment of the transportation industry. The Trucker News Staff is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.