Oakland County cracking down on aggressive drivers

Team of officers setting up aggressive driving enforcement zone from Auburn Hills to Troy on Tuesday


OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Starting Tuesday officers from the Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team (SOCCIT) will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers.

Police will be patrolling an enforcement zone that runs along I-75 from Baldwin Road in Auburn Hills to 14 Mile Road in Troy.

The goal of the detail is to reduce crashes by slowing down aggressive drivers.  Police will be looking for drivers who are speeding, following too closely behind another vehicle and drivers making improper lane changes.

The SOCCIT team is made up of police crash investigators from Auburn Hills, Troy, and Bloomfield Twp. The team is a collaborative effort to reduce investigative costs to all communities, provide high quality crash investigations, and improve the efficiency of re-opening roads to the motoring public quicker.

In February the SOCCIT team was recognized by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police for their resource sharing and traffic incident management program.  They were awarded a $5,000 grant for Excellence in Traffic Safety. The grant is now funding their aggressive driving enforcement detail.