Aggressive driving crackdown begins in Matamoras, Westfall

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The Eastern Pike Regional Police Department has announced that they will be participating in aggressive driving enforcement activities as part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project.

The first aggressive driving enforcement wave run through May 4. The Eastern Pike Regional Police Department will be targeting routes 6 & 209 and any other roadway in Westfall Township and Matamoras Borough.

The Eastern Pike Regional Police Department will be joining more than 330 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths on 435 roadways throughout the State related to aggressive driving. The department will also be targeting motorists exhibiting other unsafe driving behaviors such as; driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, careless driving, red light running and any other aggressive driving actions. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 116,191 aggressive driving related citations, including 54,785 for speeding alone. Disobedience of traffic control devices/signs was the second most common offense, resulting in 14,452 citations. The extra traffic enforcement also brought about 118 felony arrests, 1,210 DUI arrests and 568 drug-related arrests.

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 and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Visit www.justdrivePA.org for more information.

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