By: Daily Record Staff//August 12, 2014
By: Daily Record Staff//August 12, 2014//
The New York State Police investigated zero fatal crashes during a four-day multistate campaign designed to save lives.
Troopers participated in “I90/94 Challenge,” a traffic enforcement campaign with law enforcement officials in 14 other states on one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates. The challenge, conducted Aug. 1-4 on I-90 and I-94 across the United States, was aimed at saving lives by cracking down on dangerous driving offenses.
During the four-days, the NYSP investigated 46 crashes, including one alcohol-related crash. Troopers also issued more than 1,600 traffic tickets, including 971 for speeding.
The “I90/94 Challenge” campaign focused on seat belt and safety restraint use, speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving and unsafe driving behaviors of large trucks and buses. In New York, the state police enforcement was bolstered by the use of several electronic messaging boards, posters in all rest areas and a social media campaign using #9094challenge.
Other participating states were Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington.