Police across the state to crack down on aggressive driving

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — As Spring brings warmer weather, police say it also brings faster drivers and increased patrols trying to crack down on these drivers.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said the Allen County Traffic Safety Partnership will join about 230 law-enforcement agencies across the state for increased patrols this March. They will focus on aggressive driving violations.

“The rules of the road are not only the law, they are designed to help everyone reach their destination safely and efficiently,” said Lt. Tony Maze of the Fort Wayne Police Department. “By warning drivers of aggressive driving enforcement, our aim is to make prevent unsafe driving and save lives.”

A recent publication shows young drivers, particularly young men, are more likely to engage in unsafe driving behaviors before a crash.

Police say failing to yield the right of way is one of the top causes of crashes that lead to injuries and deaths. They also cite following too closely and unsafe lane movement violations, unsafe speed; speed too fast for weather conditions; disregarding a traffic signal or sign; and improper passing, turning, or lane usage.

Funding for the increased patrols come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

Jacob Burbrink

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