The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced a major enforcement effort targeting aggressive drivers.
From July 5 through August 22, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will join forces with more than 80 local law enforcement agencies for enhanced patrols in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties located in the southeast part of the state.
During the enforcement effort, officers will be on the lookout for red light running, tailgating, pedestrian safety, heavy truck violations, driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive driving behaviors.
PennDOT says that police will use traffic enforcement zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement, and multi-jurisdictional patrol strategies to target unsafe drivers.
During last year’s aggressive driving detail, officers wrote 43,349 citations, including 22,353 for speeding, 1,003 for occupant protection violations, 3,077 for red light violations, and 126 impaired driving arrests.
The aggressive driving patrol is part of PennDOT’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, which is funded in part by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).