With aggressive driving being a major cause of accidents on Interstate 70, law enforcement officials are stepping up patrols in the area.
Over Easter weekend, the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office and Terre Haute City Police increased patrols on aggressive and dangerous driving violations on I-70. These patrols are expected to continue for the next two weeks.
“Our stretch of interstate has seen its fair share of deadly accidents,” Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse said. “Many of these have been from driver inattention or aggressive driving behaviors. Our goal is to save lives by reducing unsafe driving and serious crashes.”
Following too closely and unsafe lane movement violations are among the top causes of crashes. Other aggressive driving violations include unsafe speed, driving too fast for weather conditions, disregarding a traffic signal, and improper passing, turning or lane usage.
Overtime traffic enforcement is funded through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.