Jennings County Sheriff’s Office plans aggressive driving patrols

Jennings County Sheriff’s Office and about 230 law enforcement agencies across Indiana are warning drivers of increased patrols for aggressive driving violations this month.

Overtime traffic enforcement is funded through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

Failing to yield the right of way is one of the top causes of crashes that lead to injuries and deaths, police report. Following too closely and unsafe lane movement violations also are among the top causes of crashes.

Other aggressive driving violations include unsafe speed, speed too fast for weather conditions, disregarding a traffic signal or sign and improper passing, turning or lane usage, Sheriff Kenny Freeman and Deputy Shawn Minton reported.

Young drivers, particularly young men, are more likely to be engaging in unsafe driving behaviors before a crash, police said.