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Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police take part in high-visibility campaign on I-75

Drivers beware: Troopers focus on local highway
Posted at 7:32 AM, Feb 19, 2017

CINCINNATI -- If you've traveled along Interstate 75 this weekend, you might have noticed more state troopers than usual.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police and four other states have a high-visibility campaign to focus on violations that lead to fatal crashes -- especially speeding, failing to use seat belts and driving under the influence.

"The goal is for every motorist in Ohio and our neighboring states to get home safely," OSHP superintendent Col. Paul Pride said in a statement.

Ohio saw 14,420 crashes from people operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol last year, according to OSHP. Those crashes killed 423 people and injuring 8,785.

The six-state effort ends at midnight Sunday.