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Statewide Campaign Targets Aggressive Driving

The enforcement will target motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors such as running red lights, speeding and tailgating.

The following was provided to Patch:

PennDOT and its safety partners, the Montgomery County Health Department, Buckle Up PA, Pennsylvania State and municipal police, held a news conference and enforcement event Monday in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County, to highlight a statewide aggressive-driving campaign that runs through May 4. 

Representatives discussed the enforcement, which will target motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors such as running red lights, speeding and tailgating.

The campaign’s complementary education efforts will emphasize that distracted drivers can exhibit aggressive-driving behaviors. More than 330 municipal police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police will participate in the enforcement and aggressive drivers stopped by police will receive a ticket.  

PennDOT data shows there were 6,761 aggressive-driving crashes in Pennsylvania in 2012, an increase from 6,330 in 2011. There were 191 fatalities in crashes involving aggressive driving in 2012, an increase from 168 in 2011. 

The aggressive-driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by PennDOT’s statewide investment of $2.3 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Visit www.JustDrivePA.com for more information on Pennsylvania’s traffic safety initiatives.

 

the truth is a dope March 26, 2014 at 01:26 PM
As long as you have your bike helmet on they won't bother you on your ride to McDonalds for the am shift DOPE.
The Truth March 26, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Whats the matter DOPE? Are you upset because daddy wasn't around to show you how to ride your bike, or buy you Happy Meals with the little toys in them? Do you even know who your daddy is?
kathleen hoynes March 26, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Both you idiots need to be kicked off here altogether, as you offer no valuable, thoughtful responses! GO AWAY!
The Truth March 26, 2014 at 02:47 PM
Oh no Kathleen, does this mean we're not friends anymore? SAY IT AIN'T SO.......!
LoveAll88 March 28, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Here is what they really should be doing, might help prevent the road rage from occurring in the first place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZhdvl_P1Zc

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