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12 Bucks Police Depts Targeting Aggressive Drivers This Spring

March 20, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Larry R. King, 215.348.6298, lrking@buckscounty.org


Aggressive driver


Twelve Bucks County municipal police departments have joined  50 other departments in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties in targeting aggressive drivers as part of a statewide mobilization through April 29, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Monday.

Beginning this week, the departments are focusing extra attention on motorists displaying aggressive behaviors such as running red lights, speeding and tailgating.

"Our number one goal is to keep our roads safe," said PennDOT District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain. "This type of aggressive driving enforcement, coupled with community outreach and education, will reduce dangerous driving behaviors that put motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians at risk."

PennDOT suggests that anyone encountering aggressive drivers: 

  • 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.

Participating from Bucks County are the Bensalem Township, Buckingham Township, Central Bucks Regional, Doylestown Township, Hilltown Township, Lower Southampton Township, Penndel Borough, Richland Township, Upper Southampton Township, Warrington Township, Warwick Township and Yardley Borough Police Departments. 

The regional enforcement, which also includes the Philadelphia Police Department, is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, funded through PennDOT with federal money from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Since the program was launched in 2006, nearly 600 roadways have been targeted with additional enforcement and education.

For more information on aggressive driving and PennDOT's other traffic safety initiatives, visit www.penndot.com/safety

Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Justice Center
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6344 
Fax: 215-348-6299

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