Aggressive driving campaign starts Monday

Numerous police agencies will be participating in aggressive driving enforcement activities from Monday through May 4 as part of the PA Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education project.

In Lycoming County, participating police departments include Old Lycoming Township, the City of Williamsport, Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police and the state police. They are among more than 330 police agencies statewide to be involved.

Municipal police departments that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 116,191 aggressive driving-related tickets, including 54,785 for speeding, according to the state Department of Transportation. Disobedience to traffic control devices or signs was the second most common offense, resulting in 14,452 tickets.

The extra traffic enforcement also brought about 118 felony arrests, more than 1,200 drunken driving arrests, and 568 drug-related arrests.

The aggressive driving enforcement is funded by PennDOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.