NHP using big rig to nab aggressive drivers

RENO " That big-rig truck rolling down Reno freeways is on a mission.

The Nevada Highway Patrol and state Department of Transportation have unveiled the Nevada Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks program.

With an NDOT driver and a trooper in the passenger's seat, the rig will cruise freeways around Reno looking for bad drivers, especially those who tailgate big trucks or make illegal lane changes.

Transportation officials removed decals from one of its dozen big rigs that hauls supplies and mounted an evidence-grade video recorder in the cab.

The trooper in the truck who sees violations will summon another NHP vehicle to make a stop. Offenders will be ticketed.

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