Local police departments participating in a statewide aggressive-driving crackdown

On March 18th, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police, and 60 municipal police departments kicked off a statewide aggressive-driving mobilization that runs through April 25th. Participating locally are the Abington, Cheltenham, and Upper Dublin police departments.

The participating departments will target motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, and work zone violations. Motorists exhibiting other unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited. 

Law enforcement 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. 

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 43,349 citations, including 22,353 for speeding, 1,003 for occupant protection violations, 3,077 for red light violations, and 126 impaired driving arrests.  

The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of the department’s investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you encounter an aggressive driver, PennDOT offers these tips:  

  • Get out of their way and don’t challenge them;
  • Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact and ignore rude gestures; and
  • Don’t block the passing lane if you are driving slower than most of the traffic.

Below is the complete list of participating departments in Montgomery County:

Abington Township
Cheltenham Township
Conshohocken Borough
Douglas Township
Franconia Township
Hatfield Township
Limerick Township
Lower Merion Township
Lower Moreland Township
Lower Providence Township
Montgomery Township
New Hanover Township
Norristown Borough
Plymouth Township
Pottstown Borough
Royersford Borough
Upper Dublin Township
Upper Merion Township
Upper Moreland Township
Upper Pottsgrove Township
Upper Providence Township
West Conshohocken Borough
West Norriton Township
West Pottsgrove Township
Whitemarsh Township
Whitpain Township
Towamencin Township
Upper Merion Township