Speed Display Sign Placed on Route 53 in Clearfield County

COOPER TOWNSHIP – Motorists traveling through Cooper Township, Clearfield County, will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Tuesday the placement of a radar-controlled speed display sign on Route 53 between Firehouse and Cooper Two roads. The sign will aid in curbing speeding, a common type of aggressive driving.

The sign faces northbound 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 53 is 45 miles per hour.

The sign was placed Monday, April 22, and will remain in that location for up to four weeks. It will then be repositioned to face southbound traffic.

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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