Most everyone knows that police are out heavier during holidays and at the first of the month. Well many don't realize they are also out heavy in mid-Spring in an operation called "Rolling Thunder."
During this time, for about 10-18 days, police and highway patrol from all surrounding areas (even in areas outside of their jurisdiction), swarm highways and popular roads, mostly in search of drugs. However, if you're breaking the laws of the road, they can still get you. They realize that warmer weather is back and people like to cruise and drive leisurely.
It's not always a bad concept, as long as it's not crooked. I mean, once again, you expect the law to be out during certain times but not all over. Rolling Thunder is a good way to corral the roads and make them safer, albeit for only a couple of weeks.
Therefore, have your papers ready, your tag current, and drive safely, especially during this period. The dates may vary depending upon your areas so don't assume it's over in one state or city.
Did you know about Rolling Thunder? Does it change the way you drive?