In an effort to make the Interstate Traffic System that transects our city a safer place to drive, KPD has seen great success with the Aggressive Driver Enforcement Campaign (ADEC).
The Campaign itself was the brainchild of an officer, who asked that his name be withheld. â€œIn the past we have targeted aggressive drivers in an attempt to make our interstate system safer without much success.â€
After attending a class titled â€œThinking Outside the Boxâ€, Officer Friendly came to a couple of conclusions about traffic within the city:
1. KPD wants drivers to arrive safely at their destination
2. People are going to drive aggressively no matter what KPD does
3. Problems on the interstate are cause more by people driving â€œtooâ€ carefully
Officer Friendly continued, â€œIf our real concern is seeing that people are safe, maybe we should target the problem drivers, like those that drive too slow, stop for no apparent reason, and take too long to change lanesâ€.
KPD has placed signs along portions of the interstate where the program is in effect. Drivers need simply to look for the â€œAggressive Driver Enforcement Campaignâ€ signs.
â€œThe success of this program has been phenomenal, we have seen a reduction in the number of accidents, traffic flows better, and the public really appreciates our thinking on this matterâ€ said Officer Friendly.
As a result of the success of this program KPD will be implementing this program in other parts of the city where â€œcarefulâ€ drivers are a problem.