The Police Department has joined the Pennsylvania State Police and over 215 municipal agencies to conduct a third targeted aggressive driving enforcement effort through August 23.
As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, this third wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the state.
The enforcement wave will focus on red light running, tailgating, pedestrian safety and heavy truck violations. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as speeding, following too closely or other aggressive actions may also be cited.
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign made 39,141 aggressive-driving related contacts. Participating agencies cited 22,353 drivers for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs resulted in 3,000 citations.
Additionally, the special heavy truck enforcement accounted for 362 contacts, 399 citations, 162 equipment violations and 31 trucks and 11 drivers placed out of service.