OSHP Conducts Aggressive Driving Initiative On I-75

The Ohio State Highway Patrol didn’t have to wait long to catch several drivers speeding during an aggressive driving speed enforcement initiative in Findlay on Wednesday.

Lt. Matt Crow, Findlay Post Commander, says in just one hour six vehicles were stopped on Interstate 75 and cited for speeds of at least 20 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Crow says the slowest speeder was going 91 miles per hour and the fastest, a juvenile driver, was going 108 miles per hour.

“We have seen speeds increase dramatically since the COIVD-19 quarantine went into effect in March,” the Lt. said.

“First and foremost the purpose of this enforcement initiative was to prevent serious injury and fatal traffic crashes due to extremely high speeds. Secondly, we wanted to remind drivers that just because the traffic volume has decreased, it is not a green light to drive recklessly.”

He says troopers also found drugs and two handguns that were being illegally transported in one of the vehicles.

The initiative was worked in conjunction with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Unit on Interstate 75.

Crow says just because drivers don’t see any troopers around doesn’t mean it’s time to speed.

“Absolutely, they always need to be aware that there could be a trooper up in a plane.”