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York County police departments begin aggressive driving enforcement

Eleven York County police departments are joining in a statewide initiative to target aggressive driving, according to a news release from the Center for Traffic Safety.

Starting Monday, Oct. 22, the 11 departments will conduct the targeted enforcement wave and will continue to do so until Nov. 25.

Pennsylvania law requires drivers to move a lane away, or slow down, for emergency vehicles stopped along roadsides.
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In York County, 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 will be participating in the enforcement.

The 11 departments are among 46 departments in the southcentral Pennsylvania region participating, according to the release.

State police Troop J in York County will be participating as well.

The Center for Traffic Safety said in its release that the enforcement wave is focusing on vehicles running red lights, the Steer Clear law, tailgating and speeding.  

The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, and it is funded by the state Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to the release.

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