Wave Three “Summer Drive Time”
PA Aggressive Driving
The second of the 2019-20 Aggressive Driving Wave was conducted March 16 to April 26, 2020. Two Hundred Sixteen (216) Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies participated, in addition to PSP from 15 Troops.
Municipal Agencies recorded 2,678 enforcement contacts and 1,924 citations/arrests during the 7-week Wave. There were 1,109 speeding related citations written, representing 58% of all citations. Traffic Control Signals/Signs was second highest with 124 citations and then Obedience to Traffic Control Devices with 112 citations. A total of 29 arrests were also made during the Wave. These arrests were a direct result of the officer’s initial traffic contact. There were 4 Felony arrests, 4 Impaired Driving arrests and 21 other arrests reported.
The 3rd Aggressive Driving Wave for 2020 is scheduled for July 6th through Aug. 23rd. Over 216 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police are scheduled to participate to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries, and deaths throughout the State.
The focus for this 7-week enforcement Wave will be on Heavy Truck enforcement, Pedestrian Safety, Red Light Running, and Tailgating. 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 PennDOT’s pursuit of Zero Fatalities by supporting Law Enforcement in reducing the number of crashes on Commonwealth roadways.