'Operation Laser Tag': Michigan State Police increase enforcements on I-696

Michigan State Police troopers will be on I-696 as part of Operation Laser Tag on Wednesday.

The troopers will be looking for drivers who are speeding or tailgating. They will also be stopping distracted drivers.

Related: Suspect speeding at 102 mph on I-696 arrested for impaired driving

According to data from the state, speeding was a factor in more than 19% of fatal crashes with hazardous actions in 2020.

Data also from 2020 shows that there were 14,236 vehicle crashes involving a distracted drive, and 48 of those crashes resulted in death.