Kentucky officers ride with truckers to crack down on aggressive driving

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Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officers are riding along with truck drivers this week as part of a yearlong effort to crack down on aggressive driving on Interstate 71/75 in Boone and Kenton counties, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Thad Sullivan, a project coordinator with the state vehicle enforcement department, told the newspaper that officers are riding in trucks operated by Online Transport, an Indiana trucking firm that agreed to work with police on the crackdown.

Officers riding in the trucks will be on the watch for motorists who are speeding, improperly changing lanes, driving recklessly and driving too closely to trucks, Sullivan told the Enquirer. “If an officer riding in the truck observes a violation, he’ll notify a fellow officer that is in Vehicle Enforcement, and a stop will be made,” Sullivan told the newspaper.

The ride-alongs are part of a broader program called Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT), which is designed to educate motorists on the importance of leaving adequate space, especially between trucks and passenger vehicles.