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Hundreds of Aggressive Drivers Ticketed in Kent and Ottawa Counties

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In late 2013, aggressive drivers were targeted along both US-131 and I-196, in Kent and Ottawa Counties.

Over 2,500 tickets were written.

With about $300,000 in funding, six police agencies worked together to target aggressive driving in Kent and Ottawa counties during the last three months of 2013.

WZZM has more:

Officers stopped nearly 3,000 vehicles, issuing warnings to about 500 drivers. The others were ticketed, primarily for tailgating and speeding. About 14 percent of the tickets went to commercial truck drivers.

The area was selected after a review of crash data showed high crash rates associated with aggressive driving.

Enforcement zones were concentrated along U.S. 131 through Walker, Grand Rapids and Wyoming and on Int. 196 from U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids to 64th Avenue in Ottawa County.

There are many activities that create dangerous driving situations for all on the road. One of those activities is aggressive driving.

It sometimes seems that aggressive driving doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but programs like this are beginning to change that.

Happy to see authorities ticketing aggressive drivers on West Michigan highways.

Hope to see more of it in the future.

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