On 11 December 2012, members of the Bethlehem Police Department conducted an Aggressive Driving enforcement detail on the Route 378 corridor between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. During this operation, approximately 374 vehicles were speed timed and a total of 20 citations were issued. The citations issued were for Speeding (15), Following Too Closely (1), Obedience to Traffic Control Devices (2), Protective Equipment for Motorcycles (1) and Seat Belt Use (1).
The average speed of all traffic timed on Route 378 was 62.3 miles per hour. Of the speeding tickets issued to drivers, the average speed was 77.15 miles per hour. The highest speed timed during this operation was 86.2 miles per hour.
The Bethlehem Police Department will continue Aggressive Driving enforcement efforts in identified high-crash areas.
The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP) is a statewide initiative that utilizes crash data to identify aggressive driving locations. High visibility target enforcement, coordinated earned media, public awareness and training are conducted on these roadway to reduce the number of needless aggressive driving injuries and deaths.