Area police are cracking down on aggressive driving.
State police along with multiple municipal departments, including Erie and Millcreek Township, have extra patrols out on the streets. They are on the lookout for drivers who are speeding, tailgating and running red lights and stop signs.
Police are hoping to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and deaths caused by aggressive drivers. According to PennDOT, in 2014, over 32,000 crashes were a result of speeding, including 434 fatal crashes.
“It’s that time of year the weather starting to get nicer, and with that comes usually an increased speed and aggressive driving,” Millcreek Police Department Corporal Anthony Chimera said.
The initiative and runs through May 1st.
Police say they’ll give out hundreds of citations during this six-week period.