Steven writes about the initiative and the approach used by the Indiana State Police Department to find aggressive drivers who are breaking the law. Steven says...
"The aggressive driver campaign involves motorcycle officers, air patrols in a helicopter and other police cars you might not recognize."
Steven goes on to say...
"Trooper Justin Hobbs' pickup has a fake Indiana Department of Transportation sticker so the speeding drivers paid us no attention on Wednesday's ride-along."
Summer months are popular times for family vacations and long weekend trips. With an increase in traffic and motorcycles on the roadways, it's never a bad time to crack down on aggressive drivers and those committing safety violations.
Construction zones are more common during the warmer months. Most construction zones have a 45 MPH speed limit with speeders' fines being doubled.
The Indiana State Police is hoping to slow down the number of traffic deaths with this recent initiative, specifically in rural areas. They're not just looking for speeders, but those following too close, changing lanes without properly signaling and driving too fast for weather conditions.
We applaud the ISP's efforts and hope this new initiative helps catch aggressive drivers whose reckless driving may endanger others.