Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative

Hatfield Township Police Department to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative

Hatfield, PA – The Hatfield Township Police Department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 200 municipal agencies to conduct the second targeted aggressive driving enforcement wave from March 16 to April 26, 2020.

As part of the Pennsylvania 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 distracted driving, speeding and work zone awareness. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as red light or stop sign running, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will 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 enforcement accounted for 34 felony arrests, 98 fugitives apprehended, 126 impaired driving arrests and 1,259 occupant protection citations.

The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project is funded by part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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

Media contact: Corporal Michael Sloan (215-855-0903)

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