Aggressive Driving Enforcement
Starting March 18, 2019 through April 28, 2019 the Harrisburg Bureau of Police will join 46 other municipal law enforcement agencies from throughout south-central Pennsylvania will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 215 municipal agencies statewide to conduct the second targeted aggressive driving enforcement wave.
As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the second 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 details will be taking place at various times throughout the day. Officers will be targeting all types of Aggressive Driving violations, such as texting while driving, speeding, school bus violations, following too closely, and traffic signal violations among other. Seat Belt violations will also be enforced at the same time. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.
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).