State police eye aggressive drivers around metro Detroit

State police eye aggressive drivers around metro Detroit

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OAK PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -

Ease up, drivers. They're watching.

Michigan State Police say they're putting more emphasis on catching aggressive motorists on Detroit-area freeways, through Aug. 9. "This is to keep death off our freeways," said Lt. Michael Shaw.

Speeding, texting, tailgating and improper phone use could cause a state trooper to put on the flashers.

State police say there have been more complaints about aggressive driving, especially at rush hour. "A lot of our citizen complaints usually come right around rush hour and it always has something to do with aggressive driving," said Shaw.

Shaw says troopers will be in unmarked patrol cars, but unmarked cars will not be used to make stops.  

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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