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Legislator Abrahams Warns Motorists:

Police to Launch Crackdown on Aggressive Driving

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D-Hempstead) wants drivers to be aware that the Nassau County Police Department will conduct a comprehensive initiative to combat aggressive driving from April 26, 2010 to May 9, 2010. “Aggressive driving will not be tolerated in Nassau County,” said Legislator Abrahams. “Drivers who don’t obey traffic safety rules and drive in a way that increases the risk of a collision will pay a price.”

“Aggressive driving is defined as the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger other persons or property,” said Commissioner Mulvey. “It involves the commission of a series of moving violations, such as unreasonable speed, passing a red light, tailgating, unsafe land change, failure to signal a lane change, unsafe passing, failure to yield right of way, and failure to obey traffic control devices. An aggressive driver operates his/her vehicle in a deliberate, selfish, bold or pushy manner which is likely to increase the risk of collision and is motivated by impatience, annoyance, hostility or an attempt to save time. He/She has low regard for rights or safety of other users of the streets and highways.”