State Police to conduct speeding crackdown

Weeklong campaign will also focus on aggressive and distracted driving

— During the campaign police will also be looking to unsure drivers and passengers are properly buckled, drivers are adhering to the state’s “Move Over Law” and drivers are not distracted or impaired.

Recently adopted laws also increase the penalties for young drivers texting-while-driving and being distracted. Young and new drivers convicted of distracted driving will have their license suspended for 120 days on the first offense; after a second conviction their license is revoked for at least one year.

State Police offered tips when encountering an aggressive driver:

  • Remain calm
  • Keep your distance
  • Do not pass unless you have to
  • Change lanes once it is safe (don't jump lanes without looking)

State Police noted there is a difference between aggressive driving and what’s known as “road rage,” which involves using a vehicle as a weapon or physically assaulting a driver or vehicle. These road rage incidents are criminal offenses, police said.

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