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Oakland County Police Crack Down on Aggressive Driving

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Did you notice many police cars on I-75 yesterday?

Hello and happy Wednesday. Michigan’s sports teams are all well on their way to having great seasons. I, along with many in the Detroit metropolitan area, am enjoying the Tigers and of course, watching Miguel Cabrera. It has been a great season for pitcher, Max Scherzer, as he is the first Tiger starter since 1938 to start a season 9-0, hasn’t it?

Like many Detroit area residents, I did notice quite a few police cars on the roads yesterday. Did you? If you did, you wouldn’t be alone. The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police gave a grant of 5,000 dollars to the Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team. The grant was used to crack down on aggressive driving.

According to the Michigan State Police website The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines aggressive driving as,

When individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.”

In addition, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA estimates that 66 percent of fatalities are due to aggressive driving.

So what does a grant for 5,000 dollars have to do with aggressive driving and more police patrol cars on I-75?

The Detroit News reported,

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., members of the Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team will zero-in on bad drivers in a special enforcement zone from Baldwin Road in Auburn Hills to 14 Mile in Troy. The team of officers from Auburn Hills, Troy and Bloomfield Township will be watching for exhibitions of aggressive driving such as speeding, tailgating and improper lane changes.”

If you or someone you know were pulled over for aggressive driving, having an experienced defense attorney can make the difference. Please contact my office today.

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This article was published on: June 12, 2013 and was last modified November 11, 2013