The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP) recognized two northwest Pennsylvania police officers for their efforts to reduce the number of aggressive driving crashes.
The officers were nominated by the police chiefs from their respective departments due to their participation in the 2018 aggressive driving enforcement and education initiative. They were recognized during a recent regional meeting for the program.
Awardees included the following officers:
- Lieutenant Darin Baker, Sugarcreek Police Department, Venango County; and
- Patrolman Christopher Buckner, Millcreek Township Police Department, Erie County.
Aggressive driving behaviors include speeding, tailgating, failing to stop at red lights or stop signs, weaving through traffic, passing on the right, and failing to yield to oncoming traffic. During the three waves of the 2018 initiative, 7,752 citations were recorded.
As a part of the second aggressive driving enforcement and education wave, Pennsylvania State Police and 215 municipal agencies will partner in this initiative. The local police agencies participating include Erie, Millcreek Township, Hermitage, Sharon, Franklin, Oil City and Sugarcreek. The enforcement wave is scheduled from March 18 to April 28, 2019.
Additional information on aggressive driving is available online at www.PennDOT.gov/safety.