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OSP part of 6-state crackdown on seat belt enforcement

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Troopers from six states will make sure you're buckled up when driving this Memorial Day holiday week. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on safety belt enforcement. The week-long initiative will take place from Monday, May 23 through Monday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m.

In addition to troopers in Ohio, the enforcement effort will include troopers from the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and West Virginia State Police.

According to OSP , in 2015, 473 people died in traffic crashes on Ohio’s roadways while not wearing a seatbelt, out of 776 total deaths. In the last five years, 61 percent of traffic fatalities in Ohio were unbelted.

“We prioritize safety belt enforcement because of the clear evidence that they save lives,” said Colonel Paul Pride, Patrol superintendent. “You can’t predict if or when you’ll be in a crash, so you should always be prepared. All motorists should buckle up every trip, every time.”

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.

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