Carbon County police departments will be participating in aggressive driving enforcement activities as part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project, or PAADEEP.

The First Wave enforcement in 2014 is scheduled to take place from March 24 to May 4.

Police from Weatherly, Beaver Meadows, Nesquehoning, Lehighton, and Franklin, Kidder and Mahoning townships will participate in the aggressive driving crackdown.

Police will target routes 443, 248, 93, 903, 534, 209, 54, 4006, 4010 and Interstate 80 where aggressive driving crashes and speeding citations have been identified.

These PAADEEP departments will be joining over 330 municipal police agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police to reduce the number of Aggressive Driving related crashes, injuries and deaths on 435 roadways throughout the State. Any aggressive driver stopped by police will receive a ticket.

Municipal police agencies that participated in last year's campaign wrote 116,191 aggressive-driving related citations, including 54,785 for speeding alone.

Disobedience of traffic control devices/signs was the second most-common offense, resulting in 14,452 citations. The extra traffic enforcement also brought about 118 felony arrests, 1,210 DUI arrests and 568 drug-related arrests.

The aggressive driving enforcement is a part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Visit www.justdrivePA.org for more information.