Two northwestern Pennsylvania police officers have been recognized for their efforts to curb aggressive driving crashes.

Christopher Buckner with the Millcreek Township Police Department and Lt. Darin Baker from the Sugarcreek Police Department in Venango County were honored by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project (PAADEEP) during a recent regional meeting for the aggressive driving program.

The officers were nominated by their police chiefs for their participation in the 2018 aggressive driving enforcement and education initiative.

Speeding, tailgating, failing to stop at red lights or stop signs, weaving through traffic, passing on the right and failing to yield to oncoming traffic are considered aggressive driving behaviors. 7,752 citations were issued during three enforcement periods in 2018.

Police in Erie, Millcreek Township, Hermitage, Sharon, Franklin, Oil City and Sugarcreek are set to participate in another aggressive driving enforcement initiative from March 18 to April 28, 2019.