Springettsbury Township Police Department to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative
York, PA– The Springettsbury Township Police Department will be joining the Pennsylvania State Police and over 330 municipal agencies to conduct targeted aggressive-driving enforcement from July 7 through Aug. 31.
The law enforcement activities will be conducted on State Route 30, with a focus on red light running.
The enforcement aims to reduce the number of aggressive -driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on over 400 roadways throughout the state by cracking down on behaviors such as speeding, tailgating and running red lights. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 116,191 aggressive-driving related citations, including 54,785 for speeding alone. Disobedience of traffic control devices/signs was the second most-common offense, resulting in 14,452 citations. Additionally, the enforcement brought about 118 felony arrests, 1,210 driving under the influence arrests and 568 drug-related arrests.
The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of PennDOT’s $2.5 million investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information, visit www.justdrivePA.com.