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For immediate release:
Date March 7, 2013
Public Information Office, (512) 974-5017

APD, area law enforcement agencies announce initiative to curb aggressive driving

The Austin Police Department, along with other local area law enforcement agencies, will be initiating a campaign to help curb aggressive driving on the IH-35 corridor. The initiative will begin Sunday, March 17, 2013 and end Saturday, March 23, 2013. 
The initiative will focus on aggressive drivers, including commercial vehicles, and is part of APD’s Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) program. The goal of this initiative is to reduce serious injury/fatality collisions along the IH-35 corridor. Enforcement will include a higher visibility of officers on the corridor, who will be writing citations and warnings to aggressive drivers.
Some examples of aggressive driving include:
  •  Speeding
  •  Unsafe movements
  •  Following too close (Tailgating)
  •  Passing authorized emergency vehicle
  •  Failure to signal intent
  •  Safety belt violations (to include child car seats)
Drivers are encouraged to, as always, obey all traffic laws, avoid being distracted behind the wheel, do not drink and drive/find a designated driver and always wear your seat belt.

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