Montoursville, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the North Central Highway Safety Network today met in Williamsport to honor local police officers for their outstanding participation in PennDOT’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project in 2017.
Individuals honored at the event were Patrolman Robert Cochran with the Old Lycoming Township Police Department and Captain Jody Miller with the Williamsport Bureau of Police. Departments honored include the Williamsport Bureau of Police, the Old Lycoming Township Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police Troop F, Montoursville. Representative Jeff Wheeland and Lycoming County Assistant District Attorney Nicole Ippolito presented the awards.
The aggressive-driving campaign focused on red light running, the Steer Clear law, tailgating and speeding. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions were also cited.
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 41,661 citations, including 27,017 for speeding, 1,203 for occupant protection violations, 2,493 for red light violations and 137 impaired driving arrests.
The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
For more information on aggressive driving, visit penndot.gov/safety or call 877-723-6830. For local updates on Twitter visit twitter.com/511PAStateColl, and follow statewide PennDOT news on Twitter at twitter.com/penndotnews.
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