Safety & Compliance

Aggressive Driving Crackdown on I-81

November 30, 2008

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The Pennsylvania State Police recently rolled out their Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign, a four-week enforcement effort to reduce aggressive driving along a portion of Interstate 81 in Dauphin and Cumberland counties.


Nearly 1,500 citations and 730 written warnings were issued as part of TACT, which also included a public awareness and education component, according to State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski.

"The purpose of the TACT campaign was to educate car and truck drivers about the dangers of driving aggressively," Pawlowski said. "The citations and warnings make it clear to all drivers that state police are serious about traffic safety."

The enforcement portion of the campaign was conducted along a 33-mile stretch of I-81, from the Newville exit to the I-83 split, during October and November, Pawlowski said.

During TACT, state police used marked and unmarked patrol vehicles and fixed-wing aircraft as part of the enforcement effort. In addition, state police motor carrier enforcement teams conducted 99 commercial vehicle inspections to look for faulty equipment, overweight vehicles and fatigued drivers. The teams placed 16 drivers and nine vehicles out of service because of violations.

TACT was sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, an organization whose membership includes law enforcement officials, truck and bus companies, industry associations and insurance companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


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