Aggressive Driving Crackdown
Posted: March 7, 2006
The Randolph Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Speed/Aggressive Driving Crackdown” from March 8th through March 26th. During this crackdown, the Randolph Police will be conducting enforcement activities in marked and unmarked police vehicles in an effort to stop aggressive drivers.
Some behaviors typically associated with aggressive driving include:
- exceeding the posted speed limit
- following too closely
- erratic or unsafe lane changes
- improperly signaling lane changes
- failure to obey traffic control devices such as stop signs, yield signs and traffic signals
In 2005, the department succeeded in reducing crashes in the township by 20% as compared to 2004. Reducing crashes helps save lives and allows traffic to flow in an orderly manner. Fewer crashes also reduces the congestion on the roadways.
What can you do to help?
- leave five minutes earlier when traveling so you are not in a rush
- be courteous to others who share the roadways
- remind your young drivers that “speed kills”
- limit any unnecessary distractions while driving
If you see an aggressive driver, call the Randolph Police at 973.989.7000 and report their actions and location. Aggressive driving is a risk to all motorists and the Traffic Safety Bureau will be utilizing all of the necessary resources to address these dangerous drivers.