Indiana Police Cracking Down on Aggressive Driving & Drunk Driving
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Mar 11, 2016 in Car Accidents
More than 250 Indiana law enforcement officers will take part in a statewide effort to stop aggressive driving and those driving under the influence this March. The crackdown begins on Friday, March 11 and will run until Saturday, March 27. The campaign coincides with the NCAA basketball tournament and St. Patrick's Day festivities.
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Aggressive Driving Campaign
Federal funding has been allocated to state police from the traffic safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.
An aggressive driver exhibits behaviors that could seriously jeopardize their own safety and that of others on the roadway. Some common aggressive driving behaviors include:
- Failure to observe roadway laws and signs
- Confronting other drivers
- Cutting other drivers off
Many people are willing to excuse aggressive drivers, but this dangerous behavior accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities. In fact, more than half of all drivers in the Traffic Safety Culture Index admitted to speeding in the last 30 days at more than 15 percent above the speed limit. This behavior puts people at risk for injuries and death, and Indiana law enforcement wants to shed light on this risky behavior. Police urge motorists to report aggressive drivers by calling 9-1-1.
The Indiana initiative will also crack down on anyone who drivers under the influence. Local police encourage drivers to use a taxi or ride-sharing service after events. Designating a sober driver and using public transportation can also help prevent drunk driving accidents.
Just like aggressive driving behavior, people should immediately report a driver under the influence by calling 9-1-1.
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