Stay Alert and Be Safe- Agressive Driving Awareness

LOCUST TOWNSHIP, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  Law enforcement will be cracking down on aggressive driving starting this week.
   Eyewitness News Reporter Cody Butler hit the road for the details.

 

It was a day full of ticketing.

 "He violated a posted speed of 35 miles per hour by traveling 50 miles per hour." Said Devan DeFrain, Locust Township, Police Officers.

   Cody Butler tagged along with Locust Township police officer DeVan DeFrain as we're in pursuit to pull over this motorist.

    Across the state officers like DeFrain are targeting aggressive drivers in high crash areas.

That's the case here on state Route 42 and 487 in this part of Columbia County.


 "Basically we go out and have heavy patrol in those areas." said DeFrain.


The initiative comes from PennDOT - they - team up with not only local law enforcement but also local highway safety professionals.

So what counts as aggressive driving?


 
"Speeding is aggressive driving, running red lights, running stop signs, reckless driving, weaving in and out of lanes." said Tara Schane, North Central Highway Safety Network

  Things that make any roadway unsafe.

2016's crash numbers have not yet been released but officials tells Eyewitness News speeding is the cause of 20-percent of accidents.

    Officials say if someone is aggressively driving behind you.. simply pull over.

 


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