Aggressive Driving Traffic Enforcement
Beginning this weekend and running through April 25th, the East Lampeter Township Police Department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and numerous other agencies across the state in targeting aggressive driving. This enforcement wave is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded as part of PennDot’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, these details will concentrate on reducing the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries, and deaths on roadways throughout the Commonwealth. Any aggressive driver stopped by police should expect to be cited.
The primary focus will be on speeding, distracted driving, and work zone awareness; however, motorists should expect to be cited for other unsafe driving behaviors such as: tailgating, traffic signal violations, illegal U-turns, unsafe passing, and blocking intersections. Seatbelt and child seat violations will also be enforced.
Municipal police departments that participated in last year’s campaign issued 43,349 citations including 22,353 for speeding, 1,003 for seatbelt/child seat violations, 3,077 for red light violations, and 126 arrests for DUI.
The intent of this announcement is to hopefully prevent our motoring public from being stopped and cited. We believe that paying attention now and avoiding tickets will lead to safer driving habits in the future and will absolutely reduce the number of injuries and deaths from vehicle crashes.
PLEASE – watch your speed, DON’t Text, drive sober, stay focused on driving, follow the rules of the road, and BE KIND to other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. We can all help to save a life!