KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is joining the Pennsylvania State Police and municipal police departments to kick off a statewide aggressive-driving mobilization that runs through April 25.
State police, along with over 60 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, will take part in the wave to target motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, and work zone violations. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited.
Law enforcement will use traffic enforcement zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement, and multi-jurisdictional patrol strategies to identify and cite aggressive drivers.
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 43,349 citations, including 22,353 for speeding, 1,003 for occupant protection violations, 3,077 for red light violations, and 126 impaired driving arrests.
The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of the department’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If you encounter an aggressive driver, PennDOT offers these tips:
- Get out of their way and don’t challenge them;
- Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact and ignore rude gestures; and
- Don’t block the passing lane if you are driving slower than most of the traffic.
To learn more about aggressive-driving and other PennDOT safety initiatives, visit www.penndot.gov/safety.
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