Dennis police join statewide crackdown on aggressive driving
Tue Mar 31, 2009, 06:00 AM EDT
DENNIS - To help reduce aggressive driving, the Dennis Police Department will join other police departments across Massachusetts in the 2009 Road Respect mobilization April 3 to 26. The purpose is to focus drivers on the need to share the road with bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. In a crash with a car, truck or bus, these other roadway users are more vulnerable to injury or death.
“We will focus our efforts on those who engage in high-risk, low-gain driving behaviors such as speeding, stop-sign violations and tailgating,” said Dennis Police Chief Mike Whalen.
The following tips are recommended to reduce aggressive driving:
· Obey posted speed limits
· Signal your intentions when turning or changing lanes
· Come to a full stop at red lights and stop signs
· Never run yellow lights
· Allow other drivers to merge and pass as necessary
· On multi-lane highways, use the left lane for passing only
· Avoid distracted driving, especially if using a cell phone
· Refrain from unnecessary use of your horn
· Pay attention to the needs of those who drive trucks and buses, who ride motorcycles and bicycles and pedestrians
· Wear your seatbelt—it’s your best defense against an aggressive driver