In 2023, distracted driving laws became enforceable in Ohio.

During the final three months of the year, troopers issued 3,575 citations for distracted driving violations, a 119% increase from 2022.

Now, State troopers in Ohio and in five other states are taking on an initiative aimed at reducing the number of distracted drivers on the road this month.

Called the 6-State Trooper Project, law enforcement officers patrolling highways in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia will focus on cracking down on drivers that text while driving and 18-year-olds using a device on the road among other things.

The initiative is set to begin April 1 and will go through April 8, according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Ohio saw just 28 fatal distracted driving deaths, the lowest total over the last five years, according to OSHP.