Pa. on the lookout for aggressive drivers

The state Department of Transportation is working with state and local police departments to catch aggressive drivers.

The crackdown is to show people aggressive driving will not be tolerated, says PennDOT spokesman Charles Metzger.

“Following too close, speeding, weaving in and out of traffic, not coming to a stop at the stop bars — it could be any number of things,” Metzger said of aggressive driving.

The extra effort will continue through Aug. 16. Metzger says $2.3 million from Washington will go to local and state police for additional patrols.

“The message is slow down, stop texting and pay more attention to the roads so you and the people around you can get where they are going to safely,” he said.

Metzger says such crackdowns are random and are designed to keep people conscious of aggressive driving at all times.

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