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Police want to curb aggressive driving on Route 30

Written by Matt Paul, Reporter/Producer | Jul 19, 2013 7:01 AM
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(York) -- Police are beefing up aggressive driving enforcement efforts along Route 30 this week. The effort that spans the highway from border to border in Pennsylvania couldn't be more appropriately named for a week like this.

"HEAT on 30" stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic, and Barb Zortman with the Center for Traffic Safety says Route 30 is being targeted for a reason.

"Anybody that's ever ridden on Route 30, or driven, you can barely go a mile or so without approaching some kind of aggressive driving behavior... whether it's tailgating, speeding or aggressive lane changing," she explains.

Zortman says a recent study conducted in York County found 85 percent of the vehicles traveling Route 30 were speeding.

As part of "HEAT on 30," West Hempfield Township Police cited 21 drivers for speeding on Monday. On average, they were going 79 in a 55 zone. The five-day crackdown on aggressive driving is part of a larger effort that runs through mid-August.

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