AGGRESSIVE DRIVING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 24, 2014

BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

The City of Bethlehem Police Department to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement Initiative

The City of Bethlehem Police Department will be joining the Pennsylvania State Police and over 330 municipal agencies to conduct the first targeted aggressive driving enforcement from Oct. 26 through Nov. 22, 2014.

Bethlehem Police will target Route 378, Route 191 (Linden Street) and any other roadway in Bethlehem.

As part of the Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project the first wave will aim to reduce the number of aggressive -driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on over 400 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 53,587 aggressive-driving related citations, including 31,150 for speeding alone. Traffic Control Signal Signs was the second most-common offense, resulting in 5,011 citations. Additionally, the enforcement brought about 51 felony arrests, 145 DUI arrests and 179 drug-related arrests.

The aggressive driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Please visit www.justdrivePA.org for more information.

Media contact: Lt. Jeremy Alleshouse (610) 865-7155

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