Wave Three " Summer Drive Time "
Wave Three “Summer Drive Time”
The second of the 2016-17 Aggressive Driving Waves was completed March 20 to April 30, 2017. Two hundred six (206) Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies participated, in addition to PSP from 15 Troops.
Municipal Agencies recorded 17,317 enforcement contacts and 16,105 citations/arrests during the 4-week Wave. There were 10,546 speeding related citations written; representing 65.4% of all citations. Four (4) separate speed violations included in the speeding group are: Maximum Speed Limits, Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed, Racing on Highways and Special Speed Limitations. Traffic Control Signals/Signs was second highest with 976 citations and then Obedience to Traffic Control Devices with 952 citations. A total of 164 arrests were also made during the Wave. These arrests were a direct result of the officer’s initial traffic contact. There were 13 Felony, 19 DUI (Alcohol Only), DUID 13 (Drugs Only), 6 DUI/DUID and 113 Other Arrests reported.
The 3rd Aggressive Driving Wave for 2017 is scheduled for July 6 through Aug. 27. There will be 206 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police scheduled to participate to reduce the number of Aggressive Driving related crashes, injuries and deaths throughout the State.
The focus for this “Summer Drive Time” 8-week enforcement Wave will be on Red Light Running, Tailgating, Steer Clear violations, and Speeding. Law Enforcement Agencies will also target motorists exhibiting other unsafe driving behaviors such as; driving too fast for conditions, texting, careless driving, Work Zone Safety violations and any other aggressive driving actions.
The PAADEEP is committed to traffic safety by supporting Law Enforcement to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths on our Pennsylvania roadways.