Pennsylvania officials are cracking down on aggressive driving and Bucks County will be affected.
PennDOT is joining state and local police in an effort to highlight an aggressive-driving mobilization running through August 26.
State police as well as 62 municipal departments are attempting to crack down on aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, running red lights, or failing to stop at stop signs.
Participating departments will use traffic enforcement zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement and multi-jurisdictional patrol strategies to quickly identify aggressive drivers.
The following Bucks County police departments will take part in the crack-down:
- Richland Township
- Bensalem Township
- Buckingham Township
- Doylestown Township
- Middletown Township
- Lower Southampton Township
- Warrington Township
- Upper Southampton Township
- Yardley Borough
- Bristol Township
- New Britain Township
- Hilltown Township
- Northampton Township
- Penndel Borough
- Warwick Township
According to PennDOT, 1,840 crashes and 31 deaths in 2017 can be in part attributed to aggressive driving.
What to do if you encounter an aggressive driver:
- Get out of their way and don’t challenge them
- Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact and ignore rude gestures
- Don’t block the passing lane if you are driving slower than most of the traffic.
WBCB’s Jackson Sternberg contributed to this report.