Dayton Police Crack Down on Construction Zone Traffic Violations

Jun 16, 2014

I-75 as seen from Kettering Tower, 11th floor.
I-75 as seen from Kettering Tower, 11th floor.
Credit Jerry Kenney

The Dayton Police Department has begun a crackdown on traffic violations in the I-75 construction zone through downtown.  The stepped up enforcement efforts will run through September during periods of heavy traffic.

Police say they’ll be on the lookout for speed, lane change, and tailgating violations.  They’ll also be on the lookout for aggressive drivers.

No warnings will be issued and so motorists need to know the law, according to Sergeant John Ross with the Dayton PD.

For instance, Ross says, many drivers don’t know that a solid white line between lanes in a construction zone mean “stay put.”

“You’re supposed to stay in your lane, and I think a lot people just think that’s a regular part of the highway [and] just change lanes at will, and there’s really no error room up there for a person you might cut off to go anywhere.”

Dayton police are utilizing a $50,000 Construction Zone High Visibility Enforcement grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety to fund the increased enforcement efforts.