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Preventing and Handlng Agressive Driving

agressive_driving_294981875The Governor’s Highway Safety Bureau defines aggressive driving as two or more violations of an aggressive nature, such as speeding, tailgating, or improper lane changes.

State and local police are asking the public to help them prevent needless injuries and deaths caused by aggressive driving. Remember, bad driving is costly — in time, tickets and higher insurance bills.

Massachusetts law enforcement recommends the following 12 tips to reduce aggressive driving:

  1. Obey posted speed limits.
  2. Allow extra travel time for traffic and bad weather
  3. Obey posted speed limits. Allow extra travel time for traffic and bad weather.
  4. Always signal your intentions when turning or changing lanes.
  5. Come to a full stop at red lights and stop signs.
  6. Never run yellow lights.
  7. Let other drivers pass and merge as necessary.
  8. On multi-lane highways, use the left lane for passing only.
  9. Avoid distracted driving, especially if using a cell phone.
  10. Refrain from unnecessary use of your horn.
  11. Pay attention to the needs of those who drive trucks and buses, ride motorcycles & bicycles, and pedestrians.
  12. Wear your safety belt. It’s your best defense against an aggressive driver

If Confronted By an Aggressive Driver:

  1. Control your anger to avoid escalating the situation.
  2. Attempt to safely get out of his or her way.
  3. Avoid eye contact or obscene gestures
  4. If a serious incident occurs, contact the nearest police agency.
  5. If using a cell phone, pull over at a safe location and dial 911.

So let’s show each other some Road Respect.

S.M.A.R.T. – Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailers

The Plymouth Police Department has three Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailers, (S.M.A.R.T.). Drivers approaching a speed radar trailer will see the posted speed limit displayed, as well as their speed as detected by the radar gun within the trailer. The trailer will also record the total number of vehicles and their average speeds during the… Continue Reading

Motorcycle Patrol Unit

Supervised by Sgt. S. Vecchi, the Plymouth Police Motorcycle Unit was re-established in June of 2009. These officers are specially trained in the care and handling of their motor units.   See Photos of the Plymouth Police Motorcycle Unit Officers assigned to the Motorcycle Unit have successfully completed a forty hour training course that strived… Continue Reading

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