CLARKS SUMMIT — The borough police department will join the Pennsylvania State Police and over 225 municipal agencies to conduct aggressive-driving enforcement from Oct. 26 through Nov. 22.
Clarks Summit Borough will target Routes 6 & 11, North and South State Street and any other roadway in Clarks Summit Borough.
As part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the initiative will aim to reduce the number of aggressive-driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on over 444 roadways throughout the state.
Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.
Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 57,077 aggressive-driving related citations, including 34,404 for speeding alone. Failure to obey traffic control signals or signs was the second most-common offense, resulting in 4,848 citations. Additionally, the enforcement brought about 67 felony arrests, 121 DUI arrests and 62 drug-related arrests.
The aggressive-driving enforcement is a part of PennDOT’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by PennDOT’s statewide distribution of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds. For more information, visit justdrivePA.org.
Information provided by Clarks Summit Borough Police Department.