Bucks County Police to Crack Down on Aggressive Drivers During Memorial Day Weekend

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Image via Bensalem Township Police Department.
Local law enforcement will be out this weekend, keeping an eye out for aggressive drivers.

The annual Memorial Day Holiday Enforcement crackdown is starting in Bucks County on Friday, writes Dino Ciliberti for the Yardley Patch.

The announcement came from the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M – Bethlehem, which covers Bucks County as well as Lehigh and Northampton counties.

The Memorial Day Holiday Enforcement period starts on May 26, at 12:01 AM and ends on May 29 at 11:59 PM.

The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement Education Program is an initiative that targets drivers who operate their vehicles aggressively, in a way that is dangerous to the public. The dangers refer to speeding, seatbelt violations, and child seat belt infractions.

Last year, Troop M investigated 54 crashes and made 26 Driving Under the Influence Arrests. Additionally, they issued  341 speeding citations, 31 child seat passenger violations, and 47 seat belt citations. There were also 33 self-initiated criminal arrests and 906 other traffic citations.

In addition Troopers will pay attention to drivers who text while driving, use a handheld mobile telephone, use hearing impairment devices, use text-based communications, drive carelessly, and drive recklessly.

Read more about the annual crackdown on traffic enforcement in the Yardley Patch.


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