LOWELL, Ind. (AP) -
State police are stepping up enforcement along Interstates 94 and 90 in
northern Indiana as part of an effort by 15 states to have no fatalities
from Aug. 1-4 during what is being billed as the “I-90/94 Challenge.”
covers more than 5,600 miles between Washington state and New York. The
challenge will use education, awareness and strict enforcement to try to
save lives and remind motorists to drive safely.
will be focused on violators who are speeding, driving drunk, driving
distracted, not wearing seat belts or other violations that puts lives at
The challenge was
initiated by the Minnesota State Patrol to help the International
Association of Chiefs of Police reach its goal this year of reducing traffic
fatalities by 15 percent.