Traffic enforcement to target crash-causing behavior Friday, Saturday

A traffic enforcement initiative this Friday and Saturday will focus on Salem Avenue, Gettysburg Avenue, Free Pike and state Route 49.

Officers and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Trotwood Police Department will focus on those areas from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday, and from 8 p.m. Saturday to midnight.

Law enforcement will focus on crash-causing violations such as reckless driving, impaired driving, speeding and driving ATVs or dirt bikes on roads, the OSHP said.

“Our goal is to be transparent and hope everyone makes it to their destination safely,” the highway patrol said on social media.

This effort is part of the Dayton Service Initiative, a multi-department collaboration intended to strategically enforce traffic laws during days and times when crashes happen most.

The collaboration was formed due to high numbers of deadly crashes this year in Montgomery County, the agencies said.

The initiative handed out more than 100 traffic citations last Saturday on U.S. 35 between Interstate 75 and Smithville Road. Of those citations, 90 were speeding tickets for people driving more than 20 mph above the speed limit, law enforcement said.

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