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Eleven York County police departments joined a regionwide initiative targeting aggressive driving, according to a release from the Center for Traffic Safety.

A total of 42 departments throughout southcentral Pennsylvania will be targeting aggressive driving until Nov. 20. In last year's campaign, participating departments statewide wrote 58,032 aggressive-driving related citations, including 35,126  for speeding, the release states. In the southcentral region, participating departments wrote 7,512 aggressive-driving related citations, including 5,249 for speeding.

The purpose of the campaign is to reduce the number of aggressive-driving-related crashes, injuries and deaths on roads in the state, according to the release.

According to PennDOT, aggressive driving in Pennsylvania is defined as any violation or combination of a list of 20 state vehicle code violations, ranging from speeding to reckless driving.

These initiatives happen three times per year. More than 800 people in York County were cited this summer for aggressive driving during the second wave of the year.

Police from Carroll Township, Hanover, Hellam Township, Lower Windsor Township, Northern York County Regional Police, Spring Garden Township, Springettsbury Township, West Manchester Township, West Manheim Township, York Area Regional Police and York City, as well as state police, are participating.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@YDDornblaser.

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