Call 911 on Aggressive Drivers in Cheltenham & Abington in August

The 3rd Aggressive Driving Wave for 2018 is underway through August 26, in Abington and Cheltenham along with 230 other municipal police departments in Pennsylvania.

As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the third wave will focus to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the State. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.

The enforcement wave will focus on red light running, the Steer Clear law, tailgating and speeding. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited.

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).

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 41,661 citations, including 27,017 for speeding, 1,203 for occupant protection violations, 2,493 for red light violations and 137 impaired driving arrests.

The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP) statewide initiative  utilizes crash data to identify aggressive driving locations. High visibility target enforcement, media coverage, public awareness and training are conducted on these roadway to reduce the number of needless aggressive driving injuries and deaths.

The partnership is comprised of municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT, the US Department of Transportation and community groups and organizations.

What to do if you see an aggressive driver:

See how to report an aggressive driver via the Pennsylvania Traffic Safety Enforcement Resource Center (Call 911)

When you observe an aggressive driver that is putting other motorists at risk, avoid the aggressive driver by getting out of the way, don’t make eye contact or give an indication of disapproval of their driving actions. Contact 911 to report the offense to your local police or the PA. State Police. Give the dispatcher the following information: vehicle description, license plate number, location and direction of travel, driver description, and the aggressive driving behavior being demonstrated.

Do not attempt to follow or pursue the vehicle. You or a passenger may call the police. But, if you use a cell phone, pull over to a safe location.