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Carlisle's attack on aggressive drivers will last for months - abc27 WHTM

Carlisle's attack on aggressive drivers will last for months

Carlisle's attack on aggressive drivers will last for months

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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -
According to Carlisle Police, last year there were 17 crashes on South Hanover Street. Two of those involved pedestrians. 

So far this year, there have been 11 and two more pedestrians struck. 

"It calculates the speed of the car and reports it back to what they call a 'header box, " said Patrolman Thomas Dolan, of a system they were putting into place on the stretch of road south of Home Depot. 

It clocks speed with the use of two lasers. 

Dolan invited abc27 to join on day one of an aggressive driving crackdown that will run through August. 

"You can see these cars are going faster than 35," said resident Sue Curzi. "It's like a drag race." 

The ride-along got off to a fast start as two alleged speeders were nabbed in less than 5 minutes. 

Dolan says that in this 35-mile-per-hour zone they will be focusing on speed, sign obedience, and signal usage.

"Some people are just going to be mad and that's just the way it is," he said of the pull-overs.  

But on this day "mad" wasn't quite the word. It was something more like "grateful."

All drivers were given written and verbal warnings. 

Officers say drivers should not expect that to continue. 
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