PennDOT is joining state and local police, Buckle Up Pa and AAA Mid-Atlantic to highlight a statewide aggressive-driving mobilization that runs through August 26.
The Pennsylvania State Police, along with 62 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties and Philadelphia, will take part in the wave to target motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors including running red lights, failing to stop at stop signs, and speeding.
Participating agencies will use traffic enforcement zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement and multi-jurisdictional patrol strategies to identify and cite aggressive drivers.
The following police departments in Bucks County will participate in the current aggressive-driving mobilization:
- Richland Township
- Bensalem Township
- Buckingham Township
- Doylestown Township
- Middletown Township
- Lower Southampton Township
- Warrington Township
- Upper Southampton Township
- Yardley Borough
- Bristol Township
- New Britain Township
- Hilltown Township
- Northampton Township
- Penndel Borough
- Warwick Township
Since the project was launched in 2006, nearly 600 roadways have been targeted with additional enforcement and education.
According to PennDOT data, there were 1,840 crashes and 31 fatalities in 2017 in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in which aggressive-driving was a factor.
If you encounter an aggressive driver, PennDOT offers these tips:
- Get out of their way and don’t challenge them;
- Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact and ignore rude gestures; and
- Don’t block the passing lane if you are driving slower than most of the traffic.
To learn more about aggressive-driving and other PennDOT safety initiative visit www.penndot.gov/safety.