Michigan State Police to Use Unmarked Cars to Catch Distracted Drivers
"Operation Ghostrider" is an attempt by the law enforcement agency to cut down on distracted driving.
The Michigan State Police has kicked off a new campaign called "Operation Ghostrider," which the law enforcement agency will be using to try and combat distracted driving on highways across the state, local news station Fox 2 WJBK reports.
With this new campaign, troopers will be using unmarked cars to catch those who are driving while distracted. When a trooper comes across a driver breaking the law, he or she will notify another trooper who will then pull the offender over, according to the report—thus allowing the undercover staties to remain anonymous.
"A few weeks ago, I counted how many people were on their phones on my way from Lansing to Detroit," MSP Captain Monica Yesh said, according to the report. "I stopped counting at 20 before I got to Novi. I am positive that most of us would carry an incredible amount of guilt if we caused a crash or someone was killed because we were not paying attention."
Anyone caught distracted driving in Michigan could reportedly be fined at least $150.
According to the report, the MSP says distracted drivers cause more than half of all car crashes.