2013-06-27 / News

State police to step up patrols in Chippewa, Luce counties

SAULT STE. MARIE – In an effort to promote traffic safety during the summer tourist season, the Michigan State Police Sault Ste. Marie Post will dedicate patrols to traffic enforcement over the course of the summer concentrating on M-123 in both Chippewa and Luce counties.

Troopers will focus on aggressive driving on M-123 in Chippewa and Luce counties to reduce the number of crashes in both counties and to promote safe driving. Chippewa and Luce counties are tourist destinations and the amount of traffic significantly increases during peak times of the sum between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Areas of concern that Troopers will be focusing on are aggressive driving which includes but not limited to tailgating, speeding, following too closely, improper passing and operating under the influence of alcohol.

“By increasing patrols and focusing on traffic safety, we hope to reduce the number of traffic crashes and fatalities during the summer period,” stated F/Lt. David Hopper, Sault Ste. Marie Post Commander.

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