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7/7/2005
Washington State Deploys Unmarked Police Big Rigs
Washington State Police will begin using an unmarked police 18-wheeler truck to help ticket drivers.

Big rig truck
On Monday, Washington State Police will begin using an unmarked police 18-wheeler truck and a spotter helicopter in an effort to ticket motorists on the I-5 freeway. The idea is to follow the model of the "Click it or Ticket" campaign and issue as many tickets as possible to "aggressive" drivers in "smaller vehicles."

A $600,000 grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration is funding the effort. NHTSA hopes to study the performance of the Washington program in the hopes of deploying it nationwide.

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"Troopers can see these cars driving dangerously and that program proved effective in terms of the enforcement side," Porter told Fleet Owner. "An assertive driving apprehension team as well as unmarked teams working very hard to specifically target smaller vehicles driving aggressively has had a huge [positive] impact on safety."
Source: Unmarked big rigs in Washington car crackdown (Fleet Owner, 7/5/2005)



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