The first of the 2017-2018 Aggressive Driving Waves was completed October 23 thru November 19, 2017. 234 Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies and PSP from 15 Troops participated in the Wave. Municipal Agencies recorded 10,923 citations/arrests during the 4-week Wave. There were 6,336 speeding related citations written. Failure to Obey Traffic Control Signals or Signs was second highest with 846 citations, followed by Obedience to Traffic Control Devices with 609 citations. 238 citations were issued for Occupant Protection violations. A total of 210 arrests were also made during the Wave. These arrests were a direct result of the officer’s initial traffic contact. There were 18 Felony, 33 DUI (Alcohol Only), DUID 14 (Drugs Only), 2 DUI/DUID and 143 Other Arrests reported.
The second Aggressive Driving Wave is scheduled for March 19 to April 29, 2018. There are 237 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police scheduled to participate to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on Commonwealth roadways.
The focus for this 6-week enforcement Wave is speeding, work zone safety, distracted driving and keeping right-passing left. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited. Wave 2 coincides with National Distracted Driving Month (April) and National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 9-13).
Participating agencies 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.
The PA Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project wishes to thank participating law enforcement agencies for your commitment to traffic safety. The reduction of crashes, injuries and deaths on Pennsylvania roadways are due to your enforcement efforts.