CSP rolls out anti-road rage unit
July 4, 2001
DENVER (AP) The Colorado State Patrol has approved an anti-road-rage task force and ordered it into action this week.
The Metro Aggressive Driving Team will be out Thursday in the Douglas-Arapahoe county area. The first patrols will include four troopers and up to four sergeants in unmarked vehicles.
”Law-abiding citizens should not become victims of a car accident just because people are having a bad day and going into road rage,” said Sgt. Kevin Ratzell of the Adams County District.
The team pulls troopers from Adams County, Castle Rock, Boulder and Golden and sends them out at peak traffic times to highway hot spots.
The team concentrates on aggressive driving, Ratzell said. Routine violations will be left to regular patrols.
State data show roughly 29,000 calls statewide to the state’s cellphone hot line CSP complaining of aggressive driving. Of those, about 10,000 resulted in citations.