From Maryland State Police:
The Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack would like to remind the community that Sunday, September 2, 2012 begins the 4th Wave of the Smooth Operator Enforcement Campaign which will run through September 8, 2012.
Troopers from the Bel Air Barrack along with Law Enforcement Officers across the State of Maryland have already issued over 200,000 aggressive driving violations during the first three waves of the 2012 campaign. The goal of the Smooth Operator Campaign is to combat aggressive driving, with the hopes of reducing crashes, reducing injuries from motor vehicle crashes and ultimately reducing the number of fatal crashes occurring in Harford County and throughout the State of Maryland.
The efforts of Maryland Law Enforcement and the Smooth Operator Enforcement Campaigns have contributed greatly to the downward trend in fatal motor vehicle crashes since 2006. This downward trend across the State works toward the overall objective of Maryland’s Strategic
Highway Safety Plan which is to reduce fatalities and injuries and work “Toward Zero Deaths.”
Aggressive driving occurs when an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses that endangers other people or property. These driving behaviors include a variety of dangerous driving maneuvers: Speeding, Tailgating, Running red light and stop signs, Improper passing and Weaving
State Troopers from the Bel Air Barrack will again be stepping up enforcement efforts during this wave of the Smooth Operator Campaign and looking for speeders, aggressive drivers, reckless drivers and negligent drivers. Troopers will take strict enforcement actions.
To report a driver when he/she is exhibiting the aggressive driving behavior dial #77 and your call should be directed to the appropriate State Police Barracks, or you can contact the Bel Air Barrack directly at 410-879-2101. To report the incident after the fact, you must be able to identify the operator of the vehicle and provide a tag number, car make and model and be willing
to serve as a witness.
Motor vehicle operators, who drive safely, buckle up and are responsible will help the Maryland State Police make Harford County a safer place to live and drive!