Peters Police, PennDOT Announce Aggressive-Driving Enforcement
Peters Township police will be ticketing.
Peters Township Police Department is participating in a statewide crackdown on aggressive driving.
PennDOT and the South Fayette and Cecil Township police departments held a news conference and enforcement event Tuesday on Route 50 in South Fayette Township to highlight the first wave of the aggressive-driving campaign that began on Monday, March 18.
More than 350 municipal police forces, with the Pennsylvania State Police, are participating in aggressive-driving activities through April 28. Police will concentrate enforcement efforts on roadways known to have a high number of aggressive-driving crashes.
Aggressive driving includes risky behaviors such as speeding, running red lights and stop signs, tailgating or improper passing.
According to PennDOT data, preliminarily in 2012, there were 6,725 aggressive- driving crashes in Pennsylvania. There were 183 fatalities in crashes involving aggressive-driving behaviors, an increase from 168 deaths in 2011.
The aggressive-driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by PennDOT’s investment of $2.5 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Other Washington County police departments taking part include Cecil, North Strabane, South Strabane, North Franklin and Washington City.
To learn more about PennDOT’s efforts to prevent aggressive driving or find additional information on the department’s other safety initiatives, visit www.JustDrivePA.com.
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