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Look for the trooper in the truck

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin State Police will be out in the Green Bay area – but on Thursday they will be patrolling from a higher vantage point.

The police will be traveling in semi-trailers and buses.

The initiative is called “Trooper in the Truck.” It gives police officers a better insight into drivers’ behavior behind the wheel.

You also get a better overview of how people handle large commercial vehicles.

The program is designed to reduce the number of accidents and injuries. If it can save lives, all the better.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there are an average of 7,000 accidents involving large trucks in the state each year. Last year, 70 people died.

This program works like this: When a police officer in a semi-trailer detects a violation, he radios the patrol cars in the area.

They focus on inattentive driving, but also look for speeding, tailgating and reckless driving.

Trooper in a Truck is now in its third year. It is a partnership between the State Patrol and the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association. It is also part of Operation Safe Drivers Week.

State Police would like to remind you once again to pay attention and be aware that commercial vehicles have large blind spots and require a longer stopping distance.

To prevent accidents, we all need to work together.

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