POTTSTOWN PA – The Pottstown Police Department will be among more than 200 municipal law enforcement agencies participating in a scheduled six-week, state-wide Pennsylvania campaign to curtail aggressive driving and reduce its related crashes, injuries and deaths, it announced Wednesday (March 6, 2019).
As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, set for March 18 (Monday) through April 28 (Sunday), Pottstown patrol officers will focus on speeding, work zone safety violations, and school bus violations. They also will watch for drivers who exhibit unsafe behaviors that include driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions.
Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a citation, the department reported.
The project is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Municipal police agencies that participated in the 2018 campaigns 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 project accounted for 68 felony arrests, 142 fugitives apprehended, 200 impaired driving arrests, and 1,259 occupant protection citations.
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