Aggressive Driving Enforcement Initiative
Hatfield Township Police Department to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative
March 12, 2019 -The Hatfield Township Police Department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 215 municipal agencies to conduct the second targeted aggressive driving enforcement wave from March 18 to April 28, 2019.
As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the second wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the State. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a citation.
The enforcement wave will focus on speeding, work zones safety violations and school bus violations. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited.
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 50,707 aggressive-driving related citations, including 30,197 for speeding. Failing to stop for red lights and stop signs resulted in 3,657 citations.
Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 68 felony arrests, 142 fugitives apprehended, 200 impaired driving arrests and 1,259 occupant protection citations.
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 (PennDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Please visit penndot.gov/safety for more information.
Media contact: Corporal Michael Sloan (215) 855 -0903