Safety Blitz on I-90 and I-94 Aug. 1-4

| 8/1/2014

Truckers driving down Interstate 90 or Interstate 94 can expect a heavy police presence this weekend as police will be running a safety blitz up and down the highways.

Spanning from Washington state all the way to New York, law enforcement in 15 states on both highways will be on high alert for any vehicles violating traffic laws, including not wearing a seatbelt, distracted driving and log book violations. The campaign formally known as the I-90/I-94 Challenge will run Aug. 1-4.

According to the Montana Department of Justice website, the project is an attempt to “use education, awareness and strict enforcement” to prevent fatal vehicle crashes. From Aug. 1-4 over the past three years, there has been an average of three fatal crashes on the two highways, according to Montana DOJ website. The 1-90/I-94 Challenge’s goal is to have no fatal crashes this weekend.

The 15 states participating in the challenge are: Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington.

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