WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Motorists who drive aggressively beware.
Police here are conducting their third targeted aggressive-driving enforcement wave of the year for the next two weeks.
Washington Township Police Department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 215 municipal agencies to conduct the third targeted aggressive-driving enforcement wave through August 25.
As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the third wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the State.
Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a citation.
The enforcement wave will focus on red light running, the Steer Clear law, tailgating and heavy trucks. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as speeding, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited.
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 50,707 aggressive-driving related citations, 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).