Md. Police To Target Aggressive Drivers This Week

BALTIMORE (AP) — Aggressive drivers are being targeted in Maryland this week as part of a state initiative.

Maryland Transportation Authority police are participating in the third wave of the Smooth Operator program, which tries to reduce the number of car crashes and promotes smart decision-making by drivers.

State law enforcement agencies will be increasing patrols and public awareness.

The campaign started Sunday and continues through Saturday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. mike says:

    Okay… this is a start. Does this mean the police are actively going to patrol the 495 Beltway and pull over people going 85 mph in the left lane. And / or they going to start ticketing all those idiots in small cars who speed up to pass and then cut in directly in front of you causing you to slam on your brakes and risk getting rear ended.

    One week of enforcement is like a drop in the bucket….cops could be giving out
    thousands of tickets per DAY and then perhaps Maryland drivers will start getting the hint to drive more safely. This effort should continue for months.

  2. Bob Baft says:

    So I can drive next week and not worry about being agressive? They should be targeting agressive drivers 365 days a year. Including the a-hole motercyclists that are risking everyone’s life as they speed in and out between cars and trucks.

    When I moved to MD, I didn’t realize they issued drivers licenses out to anyone shopping in a K-Mart…or that’s what it seems like. How some of these people get their licenses is beyond me….plus not to mention the illegal aliens that have licenses. That alone is scary….

  3. THINK FIRST says:

    IT WOULDNT BE AGRESSIVE DRIVERS IF SLOW DRIVING PEOPLE WOULD MOVE OUT OF THE FAST LAST DOING 55MPH HOLDING UP TRAFFIC!!!!!!!!!!YOU WANNA DRIVE SLOW GET OVER !!!!!!

  4. Fla driver says:

    @Think First….you are 100% correct. Try driving in Florida where everyone drives in the left lane and refuses to move over.

  5. think first says:

    @FLA DRIVER……LOL…Thats exactly what they do here …thats why the traffic is so bad here!!!!!!!!

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