Increased police presence on I-94

A stretch of more than 200 miles of Interstate 94, from the Indiana state line to Detroit, will be under increased patrol this summer.

Michigan State Police said its troopers will beef up patrols as motorists use the route to get to Michigan’s vacation destinations.

Troopers will be actively addressing the driving behaviors most associated with traffic crashes. These behaviors include distracted and aggressive driving, following too closely, improper lane use and excessive speed.

Crashes on I-94 increased by 7 percent in 2017, from 6,010 crashes in 2016 to 6,453 crashes last year.

Commercial vehicle-involved crashes on I-94 also increased, rising from 774 crashes in 2016 to 856 crashes in 2017 – an increase of 10 percent.

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