BELLEFONTE – Motorists traveling through Bellefonte will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit on Route 1008.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently placed a radar-controlled speed display sign east of the Wilson/Howard streets intersection, to aid in curbing speeding, a common type of aggressive driving.
The sign faces westbound traffic and utilizes radar to determine the speeds of oncoming traffic. Vehicle speeds are then posted on the lighted section of the sign. The posted speed limit in this area of Route 1008 is 25 miles per hour.
The speed display sign will remain on location, facing westbound traffic for up to four weeks.
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 57 percent of Centre County crashes in 2014.