Maryland State Police will be on increased patrol looking for aggressive drivers during the July 9 through July 18 period. In what is being called the “Smooth Operator” campaign, Maryland police will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers. In Maryland, there are seven different driver behaviors that fall under aggressive driving, and in order to be cited for it, at least three of the behaviors must be observed by a police officer. The seven behaviors include:
- Failing to obey traffic control devices
- Overtaking and passing another vehicle
- Following too closely
- Passing on the right
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A majority of accidents are caused by aggressive driving, especially speeding and tailgating. Drivers must avoid these aggressive driving tactics or risk getting pulled over by a police officer or being involved in a serious accident.
The Smooth Operator campaign is meant to encourage drivers to keep Maryland’s roads safe by avoiding distractions while you are driving, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights, obeying posted speed limits, not following other cars too closely, and leaving with plenty of time to reach your destination. Drivers in Bel Air should be extra cautious when driving this week because police will be on patrol looking for aggressive drivers.
f you or a family member has been injured or killed in an accident that is caused by the fault or negligence of another person and would like to consult an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for free, contact us at (855) 954-4141 to schedule an appointment at one of our office locations in Bel Air or throughout Maryland or visit us online.