Sheriffs using aerial video to spot aggressive drivers

Suffolk County sheriffs are cracking down on aggressive drivers on the Long Island Expressway by watching traffic patterns from a single-engine plane equipped with a video camera.

Police say the footage from above helps them target drivers who are aggressively changing lanes without signaling, tailgating and speeding. Sgt. Chris Brockmeyer, an 11-year veteran, says the video allows ground patrols to target problematic motorists.

During yesterday's special enforcement efforts, sheriffs wrote a total of 88 tickets for aggressive driving.

Sheriff Vincent DeMarco says the purpose of the crackdown is to change driver behavior and decrease the number of accidents.

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