The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project collaborated to focus on distracted driving enforcement. This initiative began on Monday April 5 at 12:01 a.m. and ended on Monday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m. The high-visibility enforcement included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police, as well as OSHP.
During the 6-State project, OSHP issued 557 citations for distracted driving. In Hamilton County, there were 59 issued and 45 in Cuyahoga County. North Central Ohio saw 17 citations issued – 7 in Richland County, 5 in Knox, 3 in Crawford and 2 in Ashland County.
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.