Operation Safe Teen
During January, Pennsylvania State Police officers in Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties made 10 phone and four letter contacts in connection with the Operation Safe Teen initiative, police said.
The program notifies parents or guardians of 16- and 17-year-old drivers about traffic violations resulting in the teenager getting a ticket, written warning or being in a vehicle crash, police said.
Troopers issued 22 tickets and six written warnings in January in connection with the contacts, police said. Seven tickets and two written warnings were for violations involving a crash, police said. There were 19 tickets and six written warnings for moving and/or equipment violations, police said. The majority of the traffic violations were for speeding or other aggressive driving violations on the part of the young driver, police said.