Police to conduct “aggressive-driving enforcement” in Hermitage

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HERMITAGE, Pa. (WYTV) – The Pennsylvania State Police, as well as local police departments, will conduct an aggressive-driving enforcement from March 21 to May 1.

In Mercer County, patrols will be out in Hermitage during that time period, with the goal of reducing the number of aggressive-driving related crashes, injuries and deaths.

Police will be on the lookout for aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, work zones safety violations and keeping right-passing left. Motorists spotted driving too fast for conditions, following too closely or other aggressive-driving actions will also be cited.

Speeding and other aggressive-driving behaviors are major factors in crashes in Pennsylvania. According to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crash statistics, speeding played a role in 32,069 crashes in 2014, including 434 fatal crashes.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaigns wrote 53,000 aggressive-driving related citations, including 35,126 for speeding and 4,879 for failure to obey traffic control signals or signs. Additionally, the enforcement accounted for 61 felony arrests, 107 DUI arrests and 1,221 occupant protection citations.

The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by PennDOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For additional information, visit www.JustDrivePA.org.

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