Law enforcement officers from state, county, and local agencies will be conducting Operation Ghost Rider throughout Michigan today.

Officials say the goal is to reduce distracted driving deaths and injuries.

Operation Ghost Rider uses unmarked spotter vehicles, with a law enforcement passenger.

When the spotters see a distracted driver, they radio a fully marked law enforcement unit to initiate a traffic stop.

Last year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a bill making it illegal to manually use a cell phone or other electronic device while driving on Michigan roads.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says drivers who use a hand-held device are 4 times more likely to get into a crash serious enough to cause injury and texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash.