Oklahoma Highway Patrol Cracks Down on Unsafe Drivers

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 7:21 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- You complained and now the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is taking action by cracking down on dangerous drivers.

Two dozen additional troopers hit the highways this weekend looking for seatbelt violations, tail-gaters, speeders and other careless drivers.

Troopers said these violations cause the most crashes, so OHP also used unmarked cars and an aircraft on top of the additional troopers on the road.

"This is a no tolerance policy for this special event. Warning books will put away in the trunk, in the back seat. We will be issuing citations for these violations," OHP Spokesman Lt. George Brown said.

Other than a seat belt violation, which is a $20 fine, the next cheapest ticket is $211..