Forty-one municipal law enforcement agencies from throughout south central Pennsylvania will join the Pennsylvania State Police to conduct the second targeted aggressive driving enforcement wave from March 20 to April 30, 2017. (Specifically, the 8-county region: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties.)
Throughout the state, over 206 municipal agencies and Pennsylvania State Police will be participating in the wave.
As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the second wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the State. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.
The enforcement wave will focus on speeding, work zones safety violations and keeping right-passing left. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited.
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 43,154 aggressive-driving related citations, including 28,235 for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs was the second most-common offense, resulting in 2,807 citations. Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 37 felony arrests, 61 fugitives apprehended, 132 impaired driving arrests and 1,655 occupant protection citations.
Locally, during last year’s campaign, municipal police agencies in the 8-county region of south central Pennsylvania issued 7,511 aggressive-driving related citations. Included in that total were 5,295 for speeding, 189 for occupant protection, and 28 impaired driving-related.
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 (PennDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).