Michigan steps up enforcement in ‘Summer of Semi Safe D’

Enforcement campaign will last the entire summer

Posted June 27, 2017

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is participating in a commercial motor vehicle enforcement campaign which began June 26 and lasts through August 25.

Dubbed as “Summer of Safe D,” the program will pay special attention to semi-tractor trailers with different weeks during the summer emphasizing specific areas of unsafe driving behaviors. Using the acronym of SAFE D, MSP will emphasize the following topics during the dates noted:

S – Speed, June 26-30
A – Awareness (e.g., intersections, construction zones, lane use), July 10-14
F – Fasten seat belts and Following too closely, July 24-28
E – Education, Aug. 7-11
D – Distracted driving, Aug. 21-25

Enforcement will use the event to:

  • Educate drivers on unsafe driving behaviors, and
  • Promote the “Truckers Against Trafficking” program to enlist drivers in combatting human trafficking.

“Summer of Semi Safe D” is a part of the larger state and national safety campaign, “Toward Zero Deaths.”

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