Borough Police Enforce School Zone Speed Limit

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Clearfield Borough Police Department Patrolman Nathan Curry speaks with a motorist during today’s special School Zone Aggressive Driving Enforcement detail held near St. Francis School. Police worked with the Pennsylvania State Police to identify motorists in violation of the posted 15-mile-per-hour School Zone speed limit. Similar details will be held through the remainder of the current school year and into next school year. (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Borough Police Department conducted School Zone enforcement activities today as part of a Special Aggressive Driving Funding Project.

Clearfield Borough police were one of five area departments to receive additional aggressive driving funding in central Pennsylvania. Other departments included Spring Township, State College Borough and Patton Township in Centre; Pine Creek Township in Clinton County; and Mifflin County Regional in Mifflin County.

Clearfield Borough’s special funding project focuses on school zone aggressive-driving enforcement through the current school year and into next school year.  Several of the enforcement details will include coordination with the Pennsylvania State Police.

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper uses radar to determine the speed of vehicles traveling on Route 153 (Second Street) in Clearfield. The operation was a joint effort between the state police and Clearfield Borough police. (Provided photo)

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper uses radar to determine the speed of vehicles traveling on Route 153 (Second Street) in Clearfield. The operation was a joint effort between the state police and Clearfield Borough police. (Provided photo)

Clearfield Borough’s school zone speed enforcement details are in addition to annual aggressive driving enforcement waves. The first of these waves kicked off on Monday.  Statewide, more than 330 municipal police departments and state police will participate in this scheduled enforcement on 435 selected roadways through May 4.

The focus for this six-week enforcement wave will be on distracted driving, speeding and work zone safety.  Aggressive driving includes other unsafe driving behaviors, such as driving too fast for conditions, tailgating, improper turning or passing and running red lights or stop signs.

Police will target motorists exhibiting aggressive-driving behaviors, such as speeding, running red lights and tailgating. The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of PennDOT’s $2.5 million investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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