Local police agencies conduct aggressive-driving enforcement

Local law enforcement agencies will join the state police and over 205 municipal agencies to conduct an aggressive-driving enforcement effort that will continue through Nov. 20.

Participating aggressive-driving enforcement police agencies in Lycoming County are Williamsport and Old Lycoming Township.

As part of the state Department of Transportation’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, the initiative will aim to reduce the number of aggressive-driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on roadways throughout the state.

Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year’s campaign wrote 58,032 aggressive-driving related citations, including 35,126 for speeding alone.

Failure to obey traffic control signals or signs was the second most-common offense, resulting in 4,879 citations.

Additionally, the enforcement brought about 376 felony arrests, 203 DUI-related arrests and 120 fugitive arrests.