Law Enforcement Agencies to Participate in Aggressive Driving Enforcement Initiative
South Central PA – Forty-one local municipal police departments will be joining the Pennsylvania State Police targeting 74 roadways throughout the region (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York) from March 23 to May 3, 2015 as part of a statewide effort involving more than 330 municipal agencies and state police on 474 roadways across Pennsylvania.
All of the targeted roadways were chosen based on crash data supplied by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each roadway was identified as having a high incidence of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries, and/or fatalities. In most cases, it is only a segment along the target roadway, while in other cases it could involve the entire length of roadway (i.e. Route 30, Interstate 83).
This enforcement Wave will focus on distracted driving, work zones safety violations and speeding. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited. The goal is to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 53,587 aggressive-driving related citations, including 31,150 for speeding. Traffic Control Signal 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 aggressive driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Please visit www.justdrivePA.com for more information.