Crackdown on aggressive drivers on I-4 in central Florida

In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 photo, traffic moves along Interstate-4 near Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) – Law enforcement authorities say they’re cracking down on aggressive driving along a stretch of Interstate 4 where three people recently died in crashes.

The Florida Highway Patrol and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office announced the crackdown on aggressive drivers began Friday. Over the first three days, deputies and troopers wrote 417 citations. They also made eight arrests and gave out 164 warnings.

Highway patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes says one of the I-4 crashes was caused by speed, the other by reckless driving.

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The Orlando Sentinel reports the number of people injured in crashes on I-4 in Seminole County during March was up 56 percent over last March. The number of killed climbed from two to six over that same period.

The effort also includes other local police agencies.

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