DHS’ Border Patrol to Target “Aggressive Driving” in Pennsylvania
(GO ERIE) State police will ramp up patrols of highways on Wednesday as a part of a tri-state traffic enforcement program.
Pennsylvania State Police, in a joint effort with the Ohio Highway Patrol, New York State Police and U.S. Border Patrol, will target aggressive driving, impaired driving and speeding during a 12-hour period.
In Pennsylvania, Interstates 90, 79, 80 and 86 will be heavily patrolled. Police will employ aerial speed enforcement along with motor carrier enforcement officers.
Wednesday’s effort is the second in a series of planned initiatives for the summer.
The first phase of the program was conducted May 13. Police issued 419 traffic citations in all three states during a 12-hour period. Only two accidents occurred on targeted roads during the first initiative, said Sgt. Mark Zaleski, a state police spokesman.