State Police Aim To Crack Down On Aggressive Driving

Campaign Targets I-70 In Washington County

POSTED: 7:37 pm EDT June 8, 2009
UPDATED: 10:15 pm EDT June 8, 2009

PITTSBURGH -- Pennsylvania State Police have kicked off a campaign to crack down on aggressive driving along Interstate 70 in Washington County.Starting Monday, troopers will be on the lookout for drivers getting too close to tractor-trailer and trucks.In addition to increased patrols, police have several other plans to get the message out.

"Billboards, posters, public safety awareness messages and brochures will be distributed and broadcast throughout the region with the goal of educating the public of the dangers of aggressive driving and of the need to give trucks the space they need," said Maj. Harvey Cole.Troopers say the stretch of I-70 between Washington and New Stanton is one of the most dangerous in the state, particularly for crashes between cars and trucks.