NEGAUNEE– This week the Michigan State Police are focusing on making Michigan roads safer in an ultimate effort to reduce deaths due to accidents.
Operation Safe Driver Week is underway and State Police have increased patrols and are stepping up enforcement on Michigan roads to make sure everyone is doing their part to reduce accidents. Officials say officers are looking for drivers not wearing a seat-belt, speeding as well as reckless and distracted driving; such as using a cell phone.
And they say you can do your part to help the police out.
“The best thing to do traveling the roads is be a defensive driver, watch out for everybody, pay attention at intersections,” said Michigan State Police Sgt. Brent Rosten, “don’t try to rush through stoplights, try to beat the light, you know as you’re approaching lights approach with caution, follow the traffic laws.”
According to a press release from the State Police, Michigan saw a twenty percent reduction in accident fatalities last year.
Operation Safe Driver Week is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Week and is a part of Toward Zero Deaths. For more information on Toward Zero Deaths, check out their website here.