Road Ragers and Speed Demons Watch Out

PennDOT and the police are putting the brakes on aggressive driving.

Local and state police were out in force across our area Thursday to crack down on dangerous drivers. That means no speeding, tailgating or cutting other cars off.

Each year thousands of Pennsylvanians are involved in accidents thanks to aggressive driving behavior, especially during bad weather, according to PennDOT. The recent blizzards in our area prompted the state transportation department and police to take action.

We tagged along with Radnor Police as they operated a checkpoint along Rt. 320. Many drivers were gracious about their driving indisgressions, but some were angry to be labeled aggressive.

"Coming down on the other side [of the hill] of course the car's going to accelerate," an angry Maria Jacobs said. "I mean, if you're gonna do this...where the driver has a fair shot. I'm not an aggressive driver."

But after getting her $155 speeding ticket, Jennifer Fuller says she thinks a little reminder is a good thing.

"I think it does need to be brought to attention and I think, you know, in today's word we all are in a rush and it's probably not a bad idea to get a reminder every once in a while," she said.

Here’s a list of where you can expect to get pulled over if you’re not driving carefully and responsibly:

Bucks County
Bristol Township: Routes 13 and 413; Bristol Borough: Route 13; Buckingham Township: Route 263; Lower Southampton Township: Route 132; Quakertown Borough: South Main and Ninth Streets; Richland Township: Route 309; Warwick Township: Route 263.
Chester County
Easttown Township: Route 30; Parkesburg Borough: Route 10 and Route 41; Uwchlan Township: Route 100; West Brandywine Township: Route 82; West Chester Borough: Route 3; West Goshen Township: Route 100 and Route 202; Westtown and East Goshen townships: Route 3.  
Delaware County
Brookhaven and Parkside boroughs: Edgemont Avenue and Route 352; Eddystone Borough: Route 13; Marple Township: Springfield Road; Radnor Township: Route 30; Ridley Township and surrounding area: Route 13; Springfield Township: State Road; Upland Borough: Upland Avenue
Montgomery County
Abington Township: Route 611 and Route 63; Cheltenham Township: Route 611; Lower Gwynedd Township: Route 309 and Route 63; Lower Providence Township: Ridge Pike; Montgomery Township: Route 309; Pottstown Borough and surrounding area: Route 422, Route 663, Ridge Pike; Upper Dublin Township: Highland Avenue and Commerce Drive; Upper Moreland Township: Route 611; Whitemarsh Township: Ridge Pike.
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