NorCo Police Finish Details Against Aggressive Drivers

NORTH COVENTRY PA – A total of 30 citations were issued or arrests made by North Coventry Police Department officers during its participation in Pennsylvania’s 51-day campaign against aggressive driving habits, which ended Sunday (Aug. 22, 2021).

The department, on its CrimeWatch website, said it conducted four separate enforcement details during the period, all of which were paid for with grant money. As a result of its efforts, the department said it issued 24 citations for speeding, two for disorderly conduct, and one each for following too close, driving on roadways laned for traffic, and an expired inspection.

Additionally, one driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The North Coventry officers and others across the state spent dozens of hours to target and act against drivers who run red lights, tailgate other vehicles, put pedestrians at risk, engage in violations that involve heavy trucks, or exhibit other unsafe behaviors.

The statewide effort is part of the department’s Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project. It is paid for in part with federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Municipalities are compensated for their departments’ manpower and expenses in what are often referred to as these “special details.”

Photo by North Coventry Police via Facebook