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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.

PennDOT has announced a statewide aggressive-driving campaign that runs through May 4. 

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

More than 330 municipal departments and the Pennsylvania State Police will participate in the campaign. "Aggressive drivers stopped by police will receive a ticket," PennDOT said in a statement.

There were 6,761 aggressive-driving crashes in Pennsylvania in 2012, up from 6,330 in 2011, PennDOT. In addition, there were 191 fatalities in aggressive-driving crashes in 2012, up 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," PennDOT said.

Visit www.JustDrivePA.com for more information.

 

William Sharrer March 30, 2014 at 08:21 AM
How about targeting something a little more important; the major pothole problems on just about every roadway? I think most would agree they'd rather have money & manpower spent on repairing the very dangerous road conditions than a witch hunt for a few bad drivers here and there-I know I do.
JS March 30, 2014 at 11:08 AM
“We will have 27 crews working tomorrow to fill potholes with hot asphalt as we continue our aggressive plan to improve state roads that have been damaged during this relentless winter season,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said. (This is in the Philly area) - This is from a couple of weeks ago. I think the state can handle two things at once. Or do you think the state troopers that are on this patrol would be filling potholes if they weren't catching aggressive drivers? By the way, which is it for all you anti-law enforcement people - they're spending too much money on this or it's a money grab by the state? Can't be both. They're either wasting tax dollars or they're looking to get extra money for their coffers. It's not going to cost me anything, I don't drive like an asshole. Pretty much win/win I'd say.
Blackdemon March 30, 2014 at 02:33 PM
How about the cell phone texting problem. I drive a lifted Jeep, so I can see down into cars that are doing this all the time. I normally Blow the horn at them. I have been flipped off for it. That normally gets a two gear downshift if I can get in front of them. They wake up when I slow down fast without brake lights, and all they can see is heavy steel bumper. Only been hit once - no damage done (to my Jeep anyhow, the car not so much) What you didn't see that critter that ran out in front of me? My brake lights work just fine officer, they must not have been paying attention.
Why Bother April 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM
The cops and Pendot that we already pay dearly for are no where to be found. There is no existing zero tolerance for the felony speeders, decibel level exceeders and the like. Come to Heritage Center on York Rd Rt 263 and watch. The State Police don't patrol State Hwys in PA per them. Calls to local cops about 100+mph in a 55 zone - they have more dangerous intersections to watch per them."Call back if it gets out of hand." Huh???? It IS out of hand. Did Holly Hauyn die in vain? PA sucks.
Christopher Heayn April 14, 2014 at 11:11 PM
How about not giving people who are blatantly horrible drivers a license to drive in the first place. Maybe spend the money on making the driving test better so that we can weed out a few of the worst drivers. Also maybe the police should stop/enforce the law across the board and ticket this driver's that go 10 under the speed limit or stay/travel in the left lane. Better or more standardized speed limits (speed limits change 3 times asking the same road regardless of condition) as well as fixing the timing of red lights, etc. would be of greater benefit to everyone.

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