Aggressive Driving - Special Enforcement Detail

The Spring Garden Township Police Department has been awarded special funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to target aggressive drivers along South Richland Avenue in the Township.

South Richland Avenue was chosen by the police department in its effort to reduce the number of crashes and to ultimately save lives on a roadway well-known for high speeds and other aggressive driving behavior.  These efforts also come with a clear message to aggressive drivers that they will be caught and they will be cited.

Aggressive driving, as defined by PennDot and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ocurrs when individuals commit a combination of moving traffic offenses as to endanger other persons or property.  There are 20 specific violations that are deemed aggressive driving violations.  Those include, but are not limited to, speeding, tailgating, running red lights, failure to use turn signals, and even violating Pennsylvania's school bus stopping law.

The special enforcement initiative will run through September 30th, 2014.

For more information on this enforcement initiative, please contact Chief George Swartz of the Spring Garden Township Police Department at (717)843-0851 or e-mail him at gswartz@sgtpd.org.