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More than 80 law enforcement agencies taking part in Pennsylvania driver crackdown

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Dozens of law enforcement agencies are taking part in a Pennsylvania driver crackdown now through late April.

Officials say that a coordinated aggressive driving enforcement wave is underway through through April 28, 2024 with a goal of reducing crashes, injuries, and traffic fatalities statewide.

More than 80 law enforcement agencies from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties will join Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) for the traffic detail.

Officers will be on the lookout for aggressive driving behaviors including speeding, tailgating, failure to use turn signals, running red lights, failure to yield, cutting off other drivers, and intimidation maneuvers.

Officers will use a variety of techniques to target dangerous aggressive drivers, including traffic enforcement zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement, and multi-jurisdictional patrol strategies.

 According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), preliminary 2023 crash data shows there were 1,297 aggressive driving crashes, resulting in 39 fatalities and 99 suspected severe injuries in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

PennDOT advises that you take the following steps if you encounter an aggressive driver:

  • Get out of their way and don’t challenge them.
  • Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact, and ignore rude gestures.
  • Don’t block the passing lane if you drive slower than most traffic.
  • Do not attempt to follow or pursue the vehicle. You or a passenger may call the police. But, if you use a cell phone, pull over to a safe location.

See below for a list of participating law enforcement agencies.

Bucks County:

Bedminster Township

Bensalem Township

Bristol Borough

Bristol Township

Buckingham Township

Doylestown Township

Falls Township

Hilltown Township

Lower Southampton Township

Middletown Township

Morrisville Borough

New Britain Township

New Hope Borough

Newtown Borough

Newtown Township

Northampton Township

Penndel Borough

Plumstead Township

Quakertown Borough

Richland Township

Solebury Township

Tinicum Township

Upper Southampton Township

Warrington Township

Warwick Township

Chester County:

Downingtown Borough

East Coventry Township

East Pikeland Township

Easttown Township

North Coventry Township

Southern Chester County Region 

Tredyffrin Township

Uwchlan Township

Valley Township

West Brandywine Township

West Chester Borough

West Goshen Township

Westtown-East Goshen Township

West Whiteland Township

Willistown Township

Delaware County:

Alden Borough

Aston Township

Chester City

Chester Township

Eddystone Borough

Glenolden Borough

Haverford Township

Lansdowne Borough

Marple Township

Newtown Township

Radnor Township

Ridley Township

Sharon Hill Borough

Springfield Township

Upland Borough

Upper Darby Township

Upper Providence Township

Yeadon Borough

Montgomery County:

Abington Township

Bridgeport Borough

Cheltenham Township

Collegeville Borough

Conshohocken Borough

Douglas Township

East Norriton Township

Franconia Township

Hatfield Township

Jenkintown Borough

Limerick Township

Lower Merion Township

Lower Moreland Township

Lower Pottsgrove Township

Lower Providence Township

Lower Salford Township

Marlborough Township

Montgomery Township

New Hanover Township

Norristown Borough

Plymouth Township

Pottstown Borough

Springfield Township

Towamencin Township

Upper Dublin Township

Upper Gwynedd Township

Upper Merion Township

Upper Moreland Township

Upper Pottsgrove Township

Upper Providence Township

West Norriton Township

Whitpain Township

Philadelphia County:

City of Philadelphia

 

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