Aggressive drivers better chill out or get a ticket: police

Harper Ho
York Dispatch

York County police will join state and regional agencies to target and ticket aggressive drivers in an effort to reduce crashes.

It's part of an aggressive driving enforcement initiative with the Pennsylvania’s Highway Safety Program.

The effort will run from March 4 to April 24, with more than 200 police departments participating. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will get a ticket, Lower Windsor Township Police said in a news release.

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The goal of targeted enforcement is to reduce the number of aggressive driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the state, according to the release.

Police will focus on speeding, tailgating, red-light running, pedestrian safety and heavy truck violations.

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Motorists showing other unsafe behaviors, such as driving too fast, following too closely or other aggressive actions, also will be cited, according to the release. 

The enforcement wave is funded through the Department of Transportation's investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For more information on aggressive driving, visit PennDOT.gov/Safety.

— Reach Harper Ho at hho@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @howdyhoharper.