Aggressive-driving enforcement effort underway

From staff reports

Pennsylvania State Police and more than 206 municipal police departments are conducting an aggressive-driving enforcement wave that continues through April 30.

In Venango County, Sugarcreek Borough is the participating municipal police department.

Speeding and other aggressive-driving behaviors are major factors in crashes in Pennsylvania. According to PennDOT’s crash statistics, speeding played a role in 33,176 crashes in 2015, including 467 fatal crashes.

The goal of the initiative is to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries, and deaths. Police will be on the lookout for aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, work zones safety violations and keeping right-passing left. Motorists spotted driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive-driving actions will also be cited.

The enforcement wave coincides with National Distracted Driving Month (April) and National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 3-7).

The aggressive driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by PennDOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.