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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

July 8, 2019

More than 60 Police Departments Across Southeast Pennsylvania to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative

King of Prussia, PA – Sixty-four police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties will join Pennsylvania State Police in conducting aggressive-driving enforcement activities to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths on roadways as part of a statewide mobilization that runs through August 25, 2019.

As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the third wave will focus on running red lights, the Steer Clear law, tailgating, and heavy trucks. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as distracted driving, speeding, and failing to stop at stop signs will also be cited.

According to 2017 PennDOT data, there were 1,482 aggressive-driving related crashes and 17 fatalities in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 50,707 aggressive-driving related citations statewide, including 30,197 for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs resulted in 3,657 citations.

Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 68 felony arrests, 142 fugitives apprehended, 200 impaired driving arrests, and 1,259 occupant protection citations.

The aggressive-driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

To learn more about aggressive driving and other PennDOT safety initiatives visit www.PennDOT.gov/Safety.

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

MEDIA CONTACT: Robyn Briggs, 610-205-6799

Editor’s Note: The following police departments in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties will participate in the current aggressive-driving mobilization:

Bucks County:

  • Bensalem Township;
  • Richland Township;
  • Warrington Township;
  • Upper Southampton Township;
  • Buckingham Township;
  • Penndel Township;
  • Warwick Township;
  • Bristol Township;
  • New Britain Township;
  • Lower Southampton Township;
  • Doylestown Township; and
  • Hilltown Township.

Chester County:

  • Caln Township;
  • Downingtown;
  • Easttown Township;
  • East Whiteland;
  • Kennett Township;
  • North Coventry;
  • Southern Chester County Regional PD;
  • Schuylkill Township;
  • Tredyffrin Township;
  • Uwchlan Township;
  • Valley Township;
  • West Brandywine;
  • West Goshen;
  • West Whiteland;
  • Westtown-East Goshen; and
  • Willistown Township.

Delaware County: 

  • Aston Township;
  • Chester City;
  • Haverford Township;
  • Lansdowne Borough;
  • Marple Township;
  • Newtown Township;
  • Radnor Township;
  • Ridley Township;
  • Springfield Township;
  • Upper Darby Township;
  • Upper Providence Township; and
  • Yeadon Borough.

Montgomery County:

  • Abington Township;
  • Cheltenham Township;
  • Douglass Township;
  • Franconia Township;
  • Hatfield Township;
  • Horsham Township;
  • Limerick Township;
  • Lower Gwynedd Township;
  • Lower Merion Township;
  • Lower Moreland Township;
  • Lower Pottsgrove Township;
  • Lower Providence Township;
  • Montgomery Township;
  • New Hanover Township;
  • Norristown;
  • Plymouth Township;
  • Pottstown Borough;
  • Towamencin Township;
  • Upper Dublin Township;
  • Upper Merion Township;
  • Upper Moreland Township;
  • Upper Providence Township;
  • West Norriton Township; and
  • Whitemarsh Township.

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