State cops crack down on aggressive drivers

New York State police have issued 50 percent more speeding tickets since the start of the year compared to the same period last year in an effort to crack down on aggressive drivers. State police hope

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2007, 11:47 PM

Updated 6,312 days ago

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New York State police have issued 50 percent more speeding tickets since the start of the year compared to the same period last year in an effort to crack down on aggressive drivers.
State police hope their increased efforts in stopping speeders and weavers will prevent tragedies. One state trooper said he had responded to 26 fatal crashes in his five-year career.
Trooper Frank Bandiero characterizes an aggressive driver as "someone who doesn't care about the people around him. He will tailgate, he will cut people off. In their minds, I guess, their getting to their destination is the only thing they want to do."
Nassau and Suffolk police said both departments are also cracking down on aggressive driving.
Related Information:New York State DMVU.S. Department of Transportation


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