October 21, 2019 Aggressive Driving


October 21, 2019

Lower Swatara Township Police Department to Participate

in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative

Lower Swatara, PA – Lower Swatara Twp. Police will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 200 municipal agencies to conduct a targeted aggressive-driving enforcement wave from October 21 through November 17, 2019.

As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the wave will concentrate on reducing the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries, and deaths on roadways throughout the state. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.  

The enforcement wave will focus on school bus violations, the Steer Clear law, tailgating, and speeding. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 41,661 citations, including 27,017 for speeding, 1,203 for occupant protection violations, 2,493 for red light violations, and 137 impaired driving arrests.  

The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of the department’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

For more information on aggressive driving, visit PennDOT.gov/Safety.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeffrey Vargo 717-939-0463

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