Sixty-two municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties as well as the Philadelphia Police Department will conduct aggressive driving enforcement activities as part of a statewide mobilization that runs from today through April 29.
The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of PennDOT’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“Our number one goal is to keep our roads safe,” says PennDOT District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain. “This type of aggressive driving enforcement coupled with community outreach and education will reduce dangerous driving behaviors that put motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians at risk.”
Since the project was launched in 2006, nearly 600 roadways have been targeted with additional enforcement and education.
Municipal police departments will be targeting motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors such as running red lights, speeding and tailgating.
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.
For more on aggressive driving and PennDOT’s other traffic safety initiatives, visit www.penndot.com/safety