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Targeting reckless, intimidating, aggressive and distracted drivers

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Oct 5, 2019 at 8:13 AM

HURON — The Ohio State Highway Patrol Sandusky Post, Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Section and the Huron Police Department will be partnering to increase awareness of aggressive and distracted driving on Ohio 2 in Erie County.

Operation T.R.I.A.D.D. is being implemented to deter aggressive and dangerous driving through collaborated target enforcement and public awareness to reduce traffic fatalities and encourage a safe driving environment for all motorists. The focus will be on speeding, improper lane changes, following too closely, texting while driving, impeding traffic, and failure to move over or slow down for safety vehicles.

Operation T.R.I.A.D.D. started Friday and continue to the end of the month during peak traffic times. There will be a significant increase of traffic during Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends and this program is to raise awareness of aggressive/distracted driving and to help motorists reach their destination safely.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 37,133 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017 nationwide. Distracted driving accounted for 3,166 lives in 2017 alone.

As a reminder, be considerate of other motorists and give yourself extra time to reach your destination safely. Aggressive drivers can be unpredictable and it is important to keep yourself safe. If you encounter aggressive driving, maintain your speed, stay in your lane, and don’t respond with a hostile gesture.

Motorists are encouraged to call #677 or 911 to report aggressive or distracted drivers.

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