CLEARFIELD - Motorists on Route 219 (First Street) in Grampian Borough, Clearfield County, will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit after PennDOT placed a radar-controlled speed display sign this week. The placement will raise awareness of the 35-mile-per-hour speed limit in this area and aid in curbing a common type of aggressive driving.
The sign is located just south of the intersection with Route 879 and Route 729, facing northbound traffic. The speed display sign uses radar to determine the speeds of oncoming traffic. Vehicle speeds are then posted on the lighted section of the sign.
Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of accidents and fatalities in Pennsylvania. Other aggressive driving behaviors include running stop signs or red lights, passing illegally and tailgating.
The sign was placed in this area at the request of the municipality.
Aggressive driving behaviors were listed as an accident cause in nearly 49 percent of Clearfield County accidents in 2012.
Learn more about aggressive driving at PennDOT’s highway safety website, www.JustDrivePA.com.