Patton Township police participate in targeted enforcement campaign

The Patton Township Police Department will join state police and about 235 municipal agencies to conduct targeted driving enforcement Monday to May 1, according to a department press release.

Patton police will target North Atherton Street and other roads in the township.

The targeted driving enforcement is aimed at reducing aggressive driving related to crashes, injuries and deaths in the state. Aggressive drivers will be stopped and receive a ticket. Enforcement will have an emphasis on speeding, work zone safety violations and unsafe behaviors such as following other cars too closely.

Last year’s targeted enforcement campaign resulted in 53,000 statewide citations and 61 felony arrests.