PennDOT - Target Aggressive Drivers through April 28, 2024

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March 18, 2024


Contact: Krys Johnson, krysjohnso [at]


More than 80 Police Departments across Southeast Pennsylvania to Target Aggressive Drivers during Statewide Mobilization


King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that more than 80 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties will join the Pennsylvania State Police in a coordinated aggressive driving enforcement wave to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities on area roadways as part of a statewide mobilization that runs through April 28.


The enforcement wave will focus on distracted driving, speeding, and work zone awareness. Motorists exhibiting unsafe behaviors such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, or other aggressive actions will also be cited. 


Law enforcement will use traffic enforcement zones, saturation patrols, speed enforcement details, corridor enforcement, work zone enforcement, and multi-jurisdictional patrol strategies to identify and cite aggressive drivers. 


The enforcement is part of Pennsylvania's Highway Safety Program and is funded by part of PennDOT's investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


If you encounter an aggressive driver, PennDOT offers these tips:


  • 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 drive slower than most traffic.
  • Do not attempt to follow or pursue the vehicle. You or a passenger may call the police. But, if you use a cell phone, pull over to a safe location. 


Preliminary 2023 crash data shows there were 1,297 aggressive driving crashes, resulting in 39 fatalities and 99 suspected severe injuries in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Aggressive driving crashes involve at least two aggressive driving factors in the same crash. Factors include, but are not limited to, running stop signs or red lights, tailgating, careless turning or passing, and driving too fast for conditions.


The goal of targeted enforcement is to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries, and deaths on roadways throughout the state. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.


To learn more about aggressive driving and other PennDOT safety initiatives, visit


PennDOT's media center offers social-media-sized graphics highlighting topics such as seat belts, impaired driving, and distracted driving for organizations, community groups, or others who share safety information with their stakeholders.


Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 


For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.


Information about infrastructure in District 6, including completed work and significant projects, is available at Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at


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Editor's Note: The following police departments in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties will participate in the current aggressive driving mobilization:


Bucks County:

Bedminster Township

Bensalem Township

Bristol Borough

Bristol Township

Buckingham Township

Doylestown Township

Falls Township

Hilltown Township

Lower Southampton Township

Middletown Township

Morrisville Borough

New Britain Township

New Hope Borough

Newtown Borough

Newtown Township

Northampton Township

Penndel Borough

Plumstead Township

Quakertown Borough

Richland Township

Solebury Township

Tinicum Township

Upper Southampton Township

Warrington Township

Warwick Township


Chester County:

Downingtown Borough

East Coventry Township

East Pikeland Township

Easttown Township

North Coventry Township

Southern Chester County Region 

Tredyffrin Township

Uwchlan Township

Valley Township

West Brandywine Township

West Chester Borough

West Goshen Township

Westtown-East Goshen Township

West Whiteland Township

Willistown Township

Delaware County:

Alden Borough

Aston Township

Chester City

Chester Township

Eddystone Borough

Glenolden Borough

Haverford Township

Lansdowne Borough

Marple Township

Newtown Township

Radnor Township

Ridley Township

Sharon Hill Borough

Springfield Township

Upland Borough

Upper Darby Township

Upper Providence Township

Yeadon Borough


Montgomery County:

Abington Township

Bridgeport Borough

Cheltenham Township

Collegeville Borough

Conshohocken Borough

Douglas Township

East Norriton Township

Franconia Township

Hatfield Township

Jenkintown Borough

Limerick Township

Lower Merion Township

Lower Moreland Township

Lower Pottsgrove Township

Lower Providence Township

Lower Salford Township

Marlborough Township

Montgomery Township

New Hanover Township

Norristown Borough

Plymouth Township

Pottstown Borough

Springfield Township

Towamencin Township

Upper Dublin Township

Upper Gwynedd Township

Upper Merion Township

Upper Moreland Township

Upper Pottsgrove Township

Upper Providence Township

West Norriton Township

Whitpain Township


Philadelphia County:

City of Philadelphia