163 citations given for unsafe driving around trucks

A sheriff’s office near Portland, Ore., made 216 traffic stops and issued 163 citations during a recent two-day exercise on I-5 that focused on aggressive driving around trucks.

On March 8-9, Washington County sheriff deputies issued citations for violations such as speeding, tailgating and unsafely changing lanes. The majority of vehicles cited in the operation were passenger vehicles, although trucks were also cited.

A deputy rode in an Oregon Department of Transportation truck, observed traffic and radioed ahead to other officers to stop offenders. The trucks traveled in a short loop between freeway interchanges.