Wednesday Police Patrols Targeted 422 Speeders

NORTH COVENTRY PA – Aggressive drivers on U.S. Route 422 were the targets of North Coventry patrol officers during a four-hour Wednesday (Aug. 2, 2017) evening detail, the township department’s website reported.

Officers cited 33 drivers for speeding, according to the post. Additionally, one citation was issued for an expired registration, and one operator was taken into custody in response to an outstanding Berks County criminal warrant.

The department’s efforts were part of a Chester County highway safety project, it indicated, and were supported by state and federal grant funds. It also was among several components in the “third wave” of a statewide campaign being conducted through Aug. 27 by Pennsylvania’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project.

North Coventry and other local departments are among 206 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police participating in the program. It’s intended to reduce the number of aggressive driving-related crashes, injuries, and deaths. Their efforts during this wave are focused on “red-light running, tailgating, steer clear violations, and speeding,” according to the project website.

Law enforcement agencies also will target drivers who exhibit other unsafe behaviors, such as driving too fast for conditions, texting, careless driving, and work zone safety violations, it added.

Photo from the PA Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project