CLEARFIELD – Motorists traveling through Clearfield County will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit, as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Tuesday the placement of two radar-controlled speed display signs.
The first was placed on Route 2027 (Mineral Springs Road) north of Wilson Road in Bradford Township and the second on Route 53 (Morrisdale Allport Highway) north of Church Street in Morris Township.
The signs are to aid in curbing speeding, a common type of aggressive driving.
Both signs face northbound traffic and utilize 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 section of Route 2027 is 40 miles per hour. The posted speed limit in this section of Route 53 is 35 miles per hour.
The signs, which were placed May 21, will remain in their locations 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 49 percent of Clearfield County crashes in 2017.
Learn more about aggressive driving at PennDOT’s highway safety Web site, www.penndot.gov/safety.
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