Ohio State Troopers cracking down on aggressive drivers on I-77

INDEPENDENCE, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with the Independence Police Department to target reckless, intimidating, aggressive and distracted drivers. It's called "Operation T.R.I.A.D.D."

Investigators are focusing on Interstate 77.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities and traffic deaths rose 13 percent during 2015 and 2016 combined.

Troopers started enforcing on Aug. 21 and will continue through Aug. 25.

Last week in Solon, troopers pulled over 58 drivers and handed out 39 citations.

Two drivers were arrested for driving under suspension.

The Patrol reminds drivers to contact law enforcement by calling #677 to report unsafe drivers.

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