Johnson County Sheriff pursuing aggressive drivers this week

Be extra safe and polite when you’re out and about driving through the county this week. The Johnson County Sheriff’s office has put out the following notice about stepped up enforcement against aggressive drivers.

This week additional deputies will be on the roads looking for aggressive drivers. Deputies will be looking for people engaged in traffic offenses that may be a danger to others on the roadways such as: Speeding, excessive lane changes, improper passing and tailgating.

During this additional enforcement, deputies will be targeting aggressive and illegal operation of vehicles and will also be strictly enforcing seatbelt, drunk driving and helmet laws.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 6,800,000 crashes occur in the United States each year; a substantial number are estimated to be caused by aggressive driving.