PennDOT Places Speed Display Sign in Centre County

CLEARFIELD Motorists on Route 150 (Willowbank Street) in Spring Township, Centre County, will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit after PennDOT placed a radar-controlled speed display sign.

The placement will raise awareness of the 45-mile-per-hour speed limit in this area and aid in curbing a common type of aggressive driving.

The sign faces southbound traffic on Route 150. 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 crashes and fatalities in Pennsylvania. Other aggressive driving behaviors include running stop signs or red lights, passing illegally and tailgating.

Aggressive driving behaviors were listed as a crash cause in more than 58 percent of Centre County crashes in 2013.

Learn more about aggressive driving at PennDOT’s highway safety Web site, www.JustDrivePA.com. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

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