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Culver Police Plans Aggressive Driving Patrols this March

February 25, 2019
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Spring is just around the corner. As temperatures rise, and winter ice and snow recede from the roads, Hoosier drivers are tempted to increase their speeds and take more risks behind the wheel.

The Culver Police Department (CPD) and about 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana are warning drivers of increased patrols this March for aggressive driving violations. Overtime traffic enforcement is funded through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).

“The rules of the road are not only the law, they are designed to help everyone reach their destination safely and efficiently,” said Culver Police Department Deputy Chief Chad Becker. “By warning drivers of aggressive driving enforcement, our aim is to prevent unsafe driving and save lives.”

Failing to yield the right of way is one of the top causes of crashes that lead to injuries and deaths. Following too closely and unsafe lane movement violations are also among the top causes of crashes. Other aggressive driving violations include unsafe speed; speed too fast for weather conditions; disregarding a traffic signal or sign; and improper passing, turning, or lane usage.

Young drivers, particularly young men, are more likely to be engaging in unsafe driving behaviors before a crash. Statistics and more information are in the most recent Crash Fact Book and Dangerous Driving Fact Sheet that ICJI publishes with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute at https://trafficsafety.iupui.edu.