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Police cracking down on aggressive drivers

State provides funding for special efforts by local police

March 16, 2013

Drivers, think twice before flying pass a line of cars on the way into Warren from North Warren on Market Street Extension. Or running through that red light at Fifth Avenue and Market Street....

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writer10

Mar-16-13 4:27 AM

They should also target the drivers in the areas mentioned for speeding up while you attempt to legally pass them. They will go from 40mph to over 70mph during your attempt to pass. People are flying down Market because cars they already passed before the light by Big Joes decide they are going to speed up in that stretch then hit town and go 15mph in a 35. Jackson Run and RT 62 are littered with cars driving more than 15mph below the speed limit. This is why these areas have such a high level of aggressive drivers.

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Frugaltaxpayer

Mar-16-13 5:50 AM

I love the strech from Russell to the mall. The speed limit is posted 55, but all many can muster is 45. Not sure how its aggressive driving if you pass a line of cars going 10 mph under the speed limit. Maybe your being an antagonistic driver by driving so much under the speed limit?

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colorado

Mar-16-13 8:18 AM

So what does this all mean. Will the police now be enforcing laws they have been ignoring for 11 months. Will they be ticketing you for violations that really aren't violations. Have they created another violation (aggressive driving) for one month each year. Why are we spending extra money for the same people to do the same job they are supposed to be doing all year long?

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warrenpausa

Mar-16-13 2:40 PM

Youngsville Borough Police Chief Todd Mineweaser certainly likes to get his name in the paper a lot. Seems like he is planning on running for political office.

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Rockytop

Mar-17-13 9:35 AM

I like driving 45MPH. It saves gas and wear and tear on my vehicle. Don't have to use the brakes as much and I get better gas miliage. I'll let you pass if you wish but don't ride my bumper. If you cause an accident that injuries me trying to get there before anyone else,I will sue you. All that time you saved by speeding will disappear.Most likely your insurance will also go up.

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luckyladdy1925

Mar-17-13 6:41 PM

Better to spend the money on roads and bridges.

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writer10

Mar-17-13 7:15 PM

Try going around a curve on Jackson Run going the speed limit and have to slam on your brakes because a car is going 10mph. Not only are they being dangerously slow, but naturally they don't pull off to the side to let you by either.

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mindy27

Mar-17-13 8:23 PM

Good. Has anyone else noticed that nobody stops for stop signs anymore? I have had many close calls because of it. And I honestly dont think they should put warning signs up. Because people will obey the laws then when they are clear, they will act all stupid. Maybe if more people got traffic violations they would obey the laws.

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Rockytop

Mar-18-13 7:37 AM

Other reasons for driving 45 in a 55 is that it gives one more time to avoid the deer, bears, dogs, bicycles,buggies, tractors, and to dodge the pot holes in the poorly maintained PA roads. You get stopped for speeding, just tell the officer your late for work, doctor's appoint. etc. He needs a good laugh.

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Pitt2011

Mar-18-13 4:59 PM

Maybe someone should start policing the police instead. I dont know how many times I have seen a city officer doing 50mph or more down third street. How about a unmarked police officer passing you in excess of 100mph at night on route 6 with no lights or siren? Please start setting the example before preaching about it.

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