Police in Cecil, South Fayette partner with PennDOT for aggressive-driving crackdown

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PennDOT and police in South Fayette and Cecil this morning announced a six-week crackdown on aggressive driving.

Police will target those who run red lights, drive too fast and tailgate.

The departments are among 350 municipal police forces that, along with state police, will participate in aggressive-driving enforcement through April 28.

According to preliminary PennDOT data, there were 6,725 aggressive- driving crashes in Pennsylvania last year, with 183 fatalities, an increase from 168 deaths in 2011.

The campaign is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by PennDOT's investment of $2.5 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Following today's announcement, police set up enforcement points on Route 50 in South Fayette.

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Jon Schmitz: jschmitz@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1868.


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