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Cary Police Target Aggressive Drivers

Posted March 25, 2008 7:18 p.m. EDT
Updated March 25, 2008 11:23 p.m. EDT

— Note to motorists in a hurry: Cary police say they are going to crack down on aggressive drivers on Wednesday.

“Operation Patient Payoff” is targeting an area of N.C. Highway 55 just south of High House Road, where police said they’ve seen too many crashes and deaths.

Police will be looking for people driving too fast, following too closely and driving aggressively. Officers will be on motorcycles, in patrol cars and in unmarked cars from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The area was chosen because of its history. There have been three deadly accidents since last year on Highway 55 near Catlin Road in Cary. In June, the driver of an SUV was killed after the vehicle hydroplaned.

Last year, police conducted three campaigns that focused on a stretch of U.S. Highways 1 and 64 between Walnut Street and Cary Parkway. Officers cited more than 150 drivers.