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Officers putting in extra hours to ticket aggressive drivers
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Officers putting in extra hours to ticket aggressive drivers

WYOMING, Mich.—From Wyoming to Walker, officers will be on the lookout this week for aggressive drivers breaking the law.

The extra enforcement will take place on U.S. 131 and I-196 in Kent and Ottawa counties through Dec. 13 as part of the Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) program.   Officers from six agencies including the Michigan State Police, Kent and Ottawa County sheriff offices and Grand Rapids, Walker and Wyoming police departments are involved.  They will be looking for drivers improperly using lanes, driving carelessly or recklessly, speeding, following other vehicles too closely and failing to yield the right of way.

 Drivers can reduce their risk of being involved in a crash with a large truck by:

  • Allowing one car length for every 10 miles of speed when changing lanes in front of a truck.
  • Maintaining speed when passing to avoid driving in blind spots.
  • Avoiding tailgating.
  • Allowing large trucks plenty of room when entering the highway or merging with traffic.

Officers and deputies will be putting in extra hours, as TACT program patrols are in addition to their regularly scheduled shifts.  This project is part of Michigan’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan signed by Gov. Rick Snyder in February.

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