State, Municipal Police Participate in Aggressive Driving Enforcement Initiative

image001[1]MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police and more than 330 municipal police agencies are conducting a targeted aggressive driving enforcement initiative from July 6 through August 30.

This enforcement initiative aims to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries, and deaths. The initiative, being conducted on more than 400 roadways throughout the state, targets aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, tailgating, running red lights, and improper passing. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.

In addition to aggressive driving enforcement, Police this year are participating in a speed reduction effort, which will focus speed enforcement on Route 20. That program dedicates additional resources to roadways in the state that have experienced an increase in speed-related injury and fatality crashes during the past three years.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s aggressive driving campaign wrote 53,587 aggressive-driving related citations, including 31,150 for speeding. Disobeying traffic control signals and signs was the second most common offense, resulting in 5,011 citations. Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 51 felony arrests, 145 DUI arrests, and 179 drug-related arrests.

The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of PennDOT’s $2.5 million investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The PAADEEP is a commitment to traffic safety by supporting Law Enforcement to reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths on Pennsylvania roadways.

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