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Lower Southampton Police to Participate in Aggressive-Driving Enforcement

The Lower Southampton Police Department will be participating in aggressive-driving enforcement March 22.

In conjunction with PennDOT, the will be stepping up its aggressive-driving enforcement March 22.

According to a PennDOT-issued press release, the aggressive-driving enforcement will take place March 22 along Street Road in Lower Southampton.

Lower Southampton Police Chief William Wiegman said that while the department's officers already monitor for aggressive driving, the state is providing the department with federal funds for additional officers on patrol.

"Our department is being reimbursed by the state to put more officers on the street in that zone," Wiegman said of Street Road. The additional officers will not just be looking for aggressive driving, but they will be handing out citations for the violations.

According to Wiegman, the aggressive driving behaviors Lower Southampton officers will be looking for include speeding, tailgating, changing lanes without signaling and running red lights. They will also be looking for drivers under the age of 18 not wearing seat belts, he said, adding that not wearing a seat belt under the age of 18 is a primary violation.

The Penndel Borough Police Department will also be stepping up aggressive-driving enforcement March 22 along Route 1 (Lincoln Highway) near Hulmeville Road in Penndel Borough.

According to the PennDOT release, "this increased enforcement is part of its statewide investment of federal funds will help municipal and state police to crack down on aggressive driving behaviors."

The additional enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, which is funded by part of PennDOT’s $2.3 million investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

More than 320 municipal police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police will carry out aggressive-driving enforcement activities through April 29, according to PennDOT.

During this statewide enforcement wave, PennDOT is reminding motorists to obey the speed limit and to not speed or tailgate in work zones. Police will concentrate efforts on roadways that are known to have a high number of aggressive driving crashes.

n/a March 21, 2012 at 02:42 PM
How about Elmwood Avenue: That is a cut thru for anyone, who likes doing 60mph in a 25mph zone. And we all know how many accidents have occurred on that road. But of course nothing is ever done. I wouldn't hold my breathe about Street Road. Makes me laugh.
Teena Russell March 21, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Nothing is ever taken care of in Lower Southampton. Action is talked about, but never taken. That would require township employees to actually do their jobs and stop taking payouts.
n/a March 21, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Funny also how the township is going to put up LED Streetlights, when they can't even put up 4 way stop signs where they need to be, so less accidents would occur. Let me guess 2nd & Elmwood>>>
Capt. Obvious March 22, 2012 at 03:01 PM
would love to see this on County Line Rd. I watch cars blow right pass the school buses while they are letting kids off on County Line all the time. But because half the street is Bucks and half is Montco, no one wants to get involved watching it. And god forbid you do the speed limit on County Line, you have cars rubbing your bumper.
Ann Kemmerer June 01, 2012 at 07:43 AM
I guess no one ever noticed how much time you save if you turn at Langel realty on Bustleton ave. run all 6 stop signs and pop out at Arbys on Street rd. thus avoiding 5 lights on nustleton and street rds. try living on Harding ave. near Mall parking lot. It sure matches anny Trevose issues!!!

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