Stroudsburg, Monroe County - State and local police departments across Pennsylvania are putting out extra patrols for aggressive driving Wednesday.
Frances Mikhaeil of Stroudsburg said she deals with a lot of aggressive drivers. "[They are] passing me in front of me, not putting on signals, cutting you off in a lane, jumping in front of you on the highway, not stopping on the stop sign," she complained.
Her friend Joseph Sanchez wants police to do more patrols. He suggested, "Have them stand on every busy corner street and monitor the drivers."
But police departments don't have enough money to pay for that type of enforcement. They did however just get some grant money to pay for Aggressive Driver Patrols. Some of the money comes from the State's Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Program.
Stroud Area Regional Police Captain Brian Kimmins said his department will have three extra officers out on Wednesday. They will focus on the busy Route 611 corridor.
Other local departments and the Pennsylvania State Police will have extra patrols in high traffic areas. Sanchez smiled, "That would be awesome because if people see all these cops out here there is gonna be more precaution."
Police agree, aggressive enforcement does decrease aggressive driving. Kimmins said, "We'll have drivers become a little bit more responsible for a period of time, not a particularly long one, but we'll take what we can get."