Monroe County Traffic Safety Partnership cracking down on reckless driving

MONROE COUNTY – The Monroe County Traffic Safety Partnership (TSP) will be stepping up patrols to help curb dangerous and aggressive driving.

The enforcement campaign will run through Monday, March 21, 2022, and is comprised of officers from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Bloomington Police Department, Ellettsville Police Department, and the Indiana University Police Department.

The safety initiative is designed to reduce crashes and traffic fatalities and to promote safe driving around St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA Tournament. It also comes at a time when roadway deaths continue to climb across the state and nation.

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In response, officers will be conducting high-visibility patrols over the next several weeks, showing zero tolerance for anyone driving aggressively, over the speed limit, or under the influence.

The extra enforcement is funded through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).

Bloomington Police Sergeant Dana Cole

“Every person that chooses to drive recklessly or impaired represents a serious threat to public safety,” said Bloomington Police Sergeant Dana Cole. “Choices behind the wheel matter. One mistake is all it takes for someone to get injured. We’re asking all drivers to take responsibility and make smart decisions. Let’s work together to keep our roads and community safe.”