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Aggressive driving enforcement set to run July 6 – Aug 23

215 municipal agencies take part in local driving education project

YEAGERTOWN — The Mifflin County Regional Police Department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and more than 215 municipal agencies to conduct the third targeted aggressive-driving enforcement wave from July 6 to Aug. 23.

As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the third wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive-driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the state.

The enforcement wave will focus on red light running, tailgating, pedestrian safety and heavy truck violations. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as speeding, following too closely, or other aggressive actions may also be cited.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign made 39,141 aggressive-driving related contacts. Participating agencies cited 22,353 drivers for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs resulted in 3,077 citations.

Additionally, the special heavy truck enforcement accounted for 362 contacts, 399 citations, 162 equipment violations and 31 trucks and 11 drivers placed out of service.

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.

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

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