The Lower Gwynedd and Upper Dublin Township Police Departments are participating in an almost statewide aggressive-driving mobilization that launched yesterday and runs through April 28th.
State police, along with 64 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties will take part in the wave to target motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors such as speeding, work zones safety violations and school bus violations. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as distracted driving, running red lights, and failing to stop at stop signs, will also be cited.
Law enforcement 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 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. Since the project was launched in 2006, nearly 600 roadways have been targeted with additional enforcement and education.
According to PennDOT data, there were 1,482 crashes and 17 fatalities in 2017 in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties in which aggressive-driving was a factor.