N.C. State Troopers are targeting aggressive drivers in an effort to save lives on Interstate 77.

According to reports, troopers are cracking down on speeding, reckless driving, unsafe lane changes, following too closely and impaired driving.

N.C. Highway Patrol says that I-77 is the deadliest stretch of highway in the Charlotte area due to heavy tractor-trailer presence.  Troopers say over half of the collisions on that stretch involve commercial trucks, with the drivers of other, normal motor vehicles being most common cause.

It is believed that targeting aggressive driving will reduce the types of violations that normally contribute to those types of crashes.

Troopers also believe that increased police presence will also encourage drivers to exercise more caution and awareness on the state’s roads and highways.

The troopers are focusing on both commercial and regular drivers in their effort.

Researchers of motor vehicle traffic predict that a substantial number of the 6,800,000 crashes that occur each year on America’s highways are caused by aggressive driving.  The NHTSA defines aggressive driving as the “operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger persons or property.”  Examples include speeding, tailgating, and improper lane changing and passing.  Aggressive driving is unfortunately an all too pervasive trend among American drivers.  And the hurried, demanding lifestyles of most Americans only aggravates matters.  Although aggressive driving does not always constitute an infraction of the law, drivers should always avoid driving habits that threatens the lives of other road users.

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