AUBURN (CBS13) — Officers are out in force along Interstate 80 in the Sacramento area on Thursday on the hunt for aggressive drivers.
California Highway Patrol says there will be extra officers all morning from the split to Auburn.READ MORE: Sacramento Police Arrest Suspect Who Fled From Traffic Stop To Arden Hotel
Back in October, CHP announced that they had gotten a new grant to focus on weeding out aggressive driving behaviors. CHP noted that, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, officers have reported an increase in unsafe driving behaviors like speeding, street racing, and speed-related crashes.READ MORE: In Wake Of Texas School Shooting, California Moves Toward Allowing Lawsuits Over Illegal Guns
More than 44,500 citations have been given out by officers between April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 to people going over 100 mph, CHP says.MORE NEWS: Wildfire In Colusa County Explodes In Size, Containment At 50%
Officers are urging people to report aggressive drivers as well.