Local police planning patrols for aggressive drivers

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department and Columbus Police Department are planning patrols for aggressive drivers.

Authorities say with spring just around the corner, Hoosier drivers are tempted to increase their speeds and take more risks behind the wheel.

Local authorities 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.

“The rules of the road are not only the law, they are designed to help everyone reach their destination safely and efficiently,” said Sheriff Matt Myers. “By warning drivers of aggressive driving enforcement, our aim is to make prevent unsafe driving and save lives.”

Statistics show that young drivers, particularly young men, are more likely to be engaging in unsafe driving behaviors before a crash.