AD Heavy Truck Enforcement 2019
The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP) has selected several participating Aggressive Driving Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) throughout the Commonwealth to enforce unsafe driving behaviors by and around commercial motor vehicles (CMV) for 2019 Wave 3. Wave 3 runs from Jul 8-Aug 25. These LEAs are chosen through crash data analysis in their specific Regions. These LEAs will lookout for aberrant driving behaviors with CMV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers as we work toward zero deaths on our roadways. This additional enforcement project was created to assist in the reduction of crashes, deaths and injuries involving large trucks and passenger vehicles.
Heavy truck related crashes resulted in 156 fatalities in 2017. These crashes accounted for 13.7% of all vehicle fatalities in 2017. Unsafe driver behaviors by CMV drivers and passenger vehicle drivers around CMVs continue to be a leading cause of crashes. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA), driver behavior is the causational factor in more than 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger vehicle crashes.
Enforcement personnel will enforce dangerous driver behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to use a seatbelt, following too closely, improper lane change, failure to obey traffic control signals,
The aggressive-driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). By using traffic enforcement strategies and education, this campaign aims to discourage the high-risk driving behaviors of all drivers operating either in or around CMVs.