PA ADEEP WAVE 2
The first of the 2016-17 Aggressive Driving Waves was completed October 24th thru November 20, 2016. Two hundred five (205) Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies participated, in addition to PSP from 15 Troops. Municipal Agencies recorded 9,258 enforcement contacts and 8,635 citations/arrests during the 4-week Wave. There were 5,576 speeding related citations written; representing 64.6% of all citations. Four (4) separate speed violations included in the speeding group are: Maximum Speed Limits, Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed, Racing on Highways and Special Speed Limitations. Obedience to Traffic Control Devices was second highest with 645 citations and then Traffic Control Signals/Signs with 495 citations. A total of 127 arrests were also made during the Wave. These arrests were a direct result of the officer’s initial traffic contact. There were 5 Felony, 33 DUI (Alcohol Only), DUID 7 (Drugs Only), 5 DUI/DUID and 77 Other Arrests reported.
The second Aggressive Driving Wave is scheduled for March 20 to April 30, 2017. There are 206 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police scheduled to participate to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on Commonwealth roadways.
The focus for this 6-week enforcement Wave is speeding, work zone safety, distracted driving and keeping right-passing left. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited. Wave 2 coincides with National Distracted Driving Month (April) and National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 3rd-7th).
Participating agencies will use Traffic Enforcement Zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement and multi-jurisdictional patrol strategies to identify and cite aggressive drivers.
The PA Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project appreciates the commitment to traffic safety from the participating law enforcement agencies. Your efforts contribute to the reduction of crashes, injuries and deaths on Pennsylvania roadways.