CLARION - Clarion Borough police issued 30 citations over a two-day operation this week in an attempt to get motorists to slow down.
Police Chief Mark Hall said Wednesday officers cited 10 drivers who were speeding through 15 mph school zones on Tuesday.
He said they used an electronic non-radar device for the program.
It was used at various other areas of concern in the borough on Wednesday, including along Greenville Avenue and North Fifth Avenue near Liberty Street.
"We just want to slow cars down," Hall said. "They go just as fast up the hill (on North Fifth) as they do going down."
The project benefited from an $11,500 grant the department received to address aggressive driving practices as part of the federal Smooth Operator program, which works to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities.
The device is being shared by Clarion, Jefferson and Armstrong counties, Hall said.
He said he has applied for a $4,000 grant that would provide the department with its own device.
Aggressive driving such as speeding, tailgating and red light running has been named by motorists as the most serious threat to highway safety.
Smooth Operator provides education, information and solutions for the problem.
It was started in the Washington, D.C., area in 1997 and has resulted in more than 1.5 million aggressive driving citations and warnings.
Aggressive drivers are one of the greatest threats people face on the road, ahead of drunk driving, large trucks, congestion and other concerns.
Officials report 44 percent of drivers say other threats pale in comparison to aggressive driving and 55 percent say the problem is getting worse.
Speeding plays a large role in the problem as excessive speed is involved in a third of all fatal crashes.