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OSHP Troopers team up with law enforcement for I-75 Challenge

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An effort to make the roads safer is underway from Michigan to Florida.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are teaming up with local law enforcement agencies for the I-75 Challenge.

Troopers will be targeting safety belt usage, aggressive driving, speed and OVI-related violations.

Traffic crashes kill more than 33,000 people every year in America. Local law enforcement and highway safety officials say too many of those fatalities are happening along I-75.

In 2011, more than half of the people killed in traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts. Nearly 10,000 people were killed in impaired-driving crashes and nearly 10,000 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes.

The Patrol is using education, awareness and strict enforcement to remind drivers that these fatalities are preventable.

The I-75 Challenge runs through Sunday.

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