Targeting aggressive driving, Smooth Operator is a public safety campaign featuring four week-long waves of increased traffic enforcement on the region's interstates and other highways. The roving crackdown involves 90 police agencies in Virginia, Maryland, the District and -- starting this year -- Pennsylvania. The first wave of increased enforcement was in May; the second began Sunday and ends tomorrow.
Two more waves of increased regional enforcement are scheduled for July 23 to 29 and Aug. 27 to Sept. 9. Radio and television ads about the program are targeted at men 18 to 34, the population group with the biggest penchant for aggressive driving. Smooth Operator's advertising blitz also partly hopes to offset the impact of such films as "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" that glorify illegal street racing.