COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement. The project will take place from Sunday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m. through Saturday, July 22 at 11:59 p.m.

This high-visibility enforcement effort will include the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police.

“Distracted driving is a reckless and dangerous behavior,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride. “If you’re behind the wheel, you need to be completely focused on driving. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and our law enforcement partners in our neighboring states know the devastating effects of distracted driving,”

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.