With so many people out on the roads this summer, state police are paying special attention to even the smallest of violations. They’re also keeping a close eye on semi-trucks.
Recently, deadly accidents on the nation’s interstates have put the focus on what can be done to keep those accidents from happening again.
One of the other reasons why state police are being so watchful of semis is something simple: the conditions of our roads. Overweight semis contribute to road deterioration and those potholes we all hate so much. Despite those problems they are an important part of the national economy and generate more than $600 billion dollars in revenues.
WGN joined five Indiana State Police troopers who were looking for violations that could lead to big problems.