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MDTA Police to target aggressive drivers as part of Smooth Operator Program

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MDTA PoliceBALTIMORE, MD – From August 11 – 20, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will continue to enhance highway safety and target aggressive drivers during the third wave of the multi-state Smooth Operator Program.

The Smooth Operator Program is a cooperative effort among law-enforcement agencies to reduce the number of crashes caused by aggressive driving. Aggressive driving includes speeding, tailgating, running red lights and stop signs and unsafe lane changes. The campaign encourages motorists to make decisions that help ensure a safe driving environment for everyone on the road.

Smooth Operator began in 1997 and focuses on the four “E”s: Enforcement, Education, Evaluation and Engineering. Law-enforcement agencies throughout the region have increased patrols and public awareness, researched previous campaigns and helped develop long-term roadway solutions. For more information, please visit www.smoothoperatorprogram.com.

The MDTA Police also support the “Toward Zero Deaths” campaign — a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland’s roadways. For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com. For more information on seat belt safety, please visit nhtsa.gov.


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