The Plymouth Township and Whitemarsh Township Police Departments, along with sixty other municipal police departments in the region, will conduct aggressive driving enforcement activities as part of a statewide mobilization that runs from March 19th through April 29th.
The organized effort to focus on aggressive driving stems from the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project that is funded by part of PennDOT’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“Our number one goal is to keep our roads safe,” says PennDOT District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain. “This type of aggressive driving enforcement coupled with community outreach and education will reduce dangerous driving behaviors that put motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians at risk.”
Participating police departments target motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors such as running red lights, speeding and tailgating.
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; and
• Don’t block the passing lane if you are driving slower than most of the traffic.