CADILLAC — The Michigan State Police (MSP) Cadillac Post has increased patrols on M-115 as part of their 2020 traffic initiative to make travel safer for all motorists, according to a news release issued Thursday by the organization.

The MSP Cadillac Post partnered with MSP Mount Pleasant Post conducting traffic enforcement initiatives on M-115. The initiative focuses on the areas of M-115 between M-37 in the north (Wexford CountyCadillac Post) to US-10 in the south (Osceola/Clare-Mt. Pleasant Post).

The goal, through increased frequency of patrols and increase in traffic contacts, will be the lowering of observed speeds and reduction of accidents, including those attributed to speed on M-115 between M-37 and US-10. This area represents the highest calls of citizen complaints received from web tips and telephone. The enforcement initiative targets observed high-speed areas.

During the month of January, troopers from the MSP Cadillac Post conducted 180 traffic stops, wrote 92 speeding citations, wrote 16 other citations, made three misdemeanor traffic arrests and one fugitive arrest. Troopers also responded to one serious personal injury crash on M-115 involving a semi and pickup truck.