Wave Three " Summer Drive Time "
Wave Three “Summer Drive Time”
The second of the 2017-18 Aggressive Driving Wave was conducted March 19 to April 29, 2018. Two hundred Thirty-two (232) Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies participated, in addition to PSP from 15 Troops.
Municipal Agencies recorded 21,711 enforcement contacts and 19,860 citations/arrests during the 7-week Wave. There were 11,858 speeding related citations written; representing 60% of all citations. Traffic Control Signals/Signs was second highest with 1,440 citations and then Obedience to Traffic Control Devices with 1,051 citations. A total of 361 arrests were also made during the Wave. These arrests were a direct result of the officer’s initial traffic contact. There were 22 Felony arrests, 83 Impaired Driving arrests and 191 other arrests reported.
The 3rd Aggressive Driving Wave for 2018 is scheduled for July 9 through Aug. 26. There are 232 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” 7 week enforcement Wave will be on Red Light Running, Tailgating, the Move Over law, 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.