Officials: Drunken, Aggressive Drivers Plague Roads During Holiday Weekend

WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in Northern New Jersey were out in full force this long holiday weekend, cracking down on all types of dangerous drivers.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported Sunday, the task force — which is centered in Passaic County but fans out over 24 agencies in four counties — has become a staple of long holiday weekends.

“It’s just heavy, high visibility enforcement,” said Bob Gaydosh of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.

Gaydosh said police are cracking down on everything from drunken drivers and road rage to texting and seat belts.

“The whole campaign is designed to wrap up during the Labor Day weekend, which is a traditional weekend unfortunately for people to be out drinking and driving,” he said.

Les Goldstein of Passaic County Highway Traffic Safety said motorists are also often spotted”weaving in and out, changing lanes, driving on the shoulder, going through red lights.”

He advised leaving all that aggression at home.

“It’s not going to get you any place any quicker,” he said.

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