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Police cracking down on aggressive drivers over holiday

By Dwayne Parker, Reporter, DParker@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 17 2014 09:30:05 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 18 2014 05:58:53 AM CDT

State police are preparing a crackdown on aggressive drivers this Easter weekend.

READING, Pa. -

State police are preparing a crackdown on aggressive drivers this Easter weekend.

"We're certainly going to be cracking down on any type of aggressive driving whatsoever," said Tpr. Ethan Brownback, Pennsylvania State Police. "Your speeding, your tailgating, running red lights, stop signs, things of that nature."

Specifically, police will be honing in on the drivers who change lanes abruptly.

"If we see somebody doing the quick abrupt lane change, it's a very good indicator that something else is going on, like I said, your texting, your DUIs," said Tpr. Brownback.

If you're pulled over and don't have your seat belt on, you will be ticketed, police said.

For drivers under 18, not wearing a seat belt is enough to be stopped by police.

This crackdown will run throughout the weekend, around the clock.

Extra troopers are already being called in to work overtime, officials said.

"We want to keep Berks County as safe a place as possible for people to drive over the holiday weekend."

Fines have gone up this year, authorities said, and in some cases, they've risen by as much as $60.