CLEARFIELD – Motorists on Route 879 (State Street) in Curwensville 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 25-mile-per-hour speed limit in this area and aid in curbing a common type of aggressive driving.
The sign is located just east of the intersection with Ridge Avenue, facing eastbound 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.
The speed display sign was placed at the request of the Curwensville Borough Police Department and will remain on location for about three weeks.
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.
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 Web site, www.JustDrivePA.com.