Police departments from the Borough of Conshohocken, Borough of West Conshohocken, Plymouth Township, and Whitemarsh Township are participating in a statewide aggressive driving mobilization led by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania State Police. The mobilization kicked off on July 5th and runs through August 22nd.
The enforcement wave will focus on red-light running, tailgating, pedestrian safety, and heavy truck violations. State police, along with the 80 participating municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, will take part in the wave to target motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited.
Law enforcement will use traffic enforcement zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement, and multi-jurisdictional patrol strategies to identify and cite aggressive drivers.
In 2020, the participating municipal police agencies wrote 43,349 citations, including 22,353 for speeding, 1,003 for occupant protection violations, 3,077 for red light violations, and 126 impaired driving arrests.
The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project. It is funded by part of the department’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you encounter an aggressive driver, PennDOT offers these tips:
- Get out of their way and don’t challenge them.
- Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact, and ignore rude gestures.
- Don’t block the passing lane if you are driving slower than most of the traffic.