York County police participate in aggressive driving enforcement

A dozen York County police departments will be joining in a statewide initiative targeting aggressive driving.

The Center for Traffic Safety said in a news release Monday, July 9, that 46 southcentral Pennsylvania police departments are participating in the aggressive driving enforcement wave, which started Monday and will continue until Aug. 26.

This wave will be the third this year, and there will be more than 235 departments participating in it throughout the state, according to the release.

Pennsylvania law requires drivers to move a lane away, or slow down, for emergency vehicles stopped along roadsides.
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The enforcement aims to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries and deaths on Pennsylvania roads, and the release states that any aggressive driver who is stopped by police will be ticketed.

In York County, the Carroll Township, Fairview Township, Hanover, Hellam Township, Lower Windsor Township, Northern York County Regional, Spring Garden Township, Springettsbury Township, West Manchester Township, York Area Regional and York City police departments, as well as state police, will be participating in the enforcement.

During the second wave of enforcement earlier this year, more than 4,000 citations were issued in the region, according to the news release.

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