King of Prussia, PA – Sixty-two municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties as well as the Philadelphia Police Department will conduct aggressive driving enforcement activities as part of a statewide mobilization that runs from today through April 29.
The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of PennDOT’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“Our number one goal is to keep our roads safe,” says 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.”
Since the project was launched in 2006, nearly 600 roadways have been targeted with additional enforcement and education.
Municipal police departments will be targeting motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors such as running red lights, speeding and tailgating.
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.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com
. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ayanna Williams, 610-205-6798
Editor’s Note: The following police departments in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties will participate in the current aggressive driving mobilization:
Lower Southampton Township
Upper Southampton Township
East Whiteland Township
Southern Chester County Regional PD (New Garden and West Grove townships)
West Brandywine Township
West Goshen Township
West Whiteland Township
East Goshen Township
Upper Darby Township
East Norriton Township
Lower Gwynedd Township
Lower Merion Township
Lower Moreland Township
Lower Pottsgrove Township
Lower Providence Township
New Hanover Township
Upper Dublin Township
Upper Merion Township
Upper Moreland Township
Upper Providence Township
West Norriton Township