Aggressive Driving Enforcement Initiative Begins

The Pennsylvania State Police and 232 municipal police departments today began a seven-week enforcement initiative focused on aggressive driving behaviors.

In Venango County, the Oil City, Franklin and Sugarcreek Borough Police Departments are taking part. State officials say the goal is to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. Police officials will be looking for drivers who run red lights and stop signs, speed, drive too fast for conditions, follow other vehicles too closely, text while driving and exhibit other aggressive driving behaviors.

During last year’s campaign, officers wrote more than 27,000 traffic citations, and they say red light and stop sign violations ranked second to speeding as the second most-common offenses.

The enforcement effort, through August 26, will coincide with National Stop on Red Week, which will begin August 5.

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