Po­lice take part in statewide en­force­ment ef­fort

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

The Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice, along with 62 mu­nic­i­pal po­lice de­part­ments from Bucks, Ch­ester, Delaware and Mont­gomery coun­ties and Philadel­phia, will take part in the wave to tar­get mo­torists ex­hibit­ing ag­gres­sive-driv­ing be­hav­iors in­clud­ing run­ning red lights, fail­ing to stop at stop signs, and speed­ing that will last through Aug. 26.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing de­part­ments in­cluded:

Mont­gomery County

Dou­glass Town­ship Lim­er­ick Town­ship Lower Pottsgrove Town­ship

Lower Prov­i­dence Town­ship New Hanover Town­ship Pottstown Bor­ough Up­per Prov­i­dence Town­ship

Ch­ester County

Schuylkill Town­ship Par­tic­i­pat­ing agen­cies will use traf­fic en­force­ment zones, sat­u­ra­tion pa­trols, speed en­force­ment de­tails, cor­ri­dor en­force­ment, work zone en­force­ment and multi-ju­ris­dic­tional pa­trol strate­gies to iden­tify and cite ag­gres­sive driv­ers.

Since the project was launched in 2006, nearly 600 road­ways have been tar­geted with ad­di­tional en­force­ment and ed­u­ca­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to PennDOT data, there were 1,840 crashes and 31 fa­tal­i­ties in 2017 in Bucks, Ch­ester, Delaware, Mont­gomery, and Philadel­phia coun­ties in which ag­gres­sive-driv­ing was a fac­tor.

If you en­counter an ag­gres­sive driver, PennDOT of­fers these tips:

• Get out of their way and don’t chal­lenge them;

• Stay re­laxed, avoid eye con­tact and ig­nore rude ges­tures; and

• Don’t block the pass­ing lane if you are driv­ing slower than most of the traf­fic.

To learn more about ag­gres­sive-driv­ing and other PennDOT safety ini­tia­tive visit www.penndot.gov/ safety.

For re­gional Twit­ter up­dates fol­low www.twit­ter. com/511PAPhilly

Ac­cord­ing to PennDOT data, there were 1,840 crashes and 31 fa­tal­i­ties in 2017 in Bucks, Ch­ester, Delaware, Mont­gomery, and Philadel­phia coun­ties in which ag­gres­sive-driv­ing was a fac­tor.

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