SANDY TOWNSHIP – Motorists will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit while traveling in Sandy Township, Clearfield County on Route 119 (Buffalo Pittsburgh Highway).
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has placed a radar-controlled speed display sign along the northbound lane of Route 119 just south of Stanley Road.
The speed display board is to 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 section of Route 119 is 35 miles per hour.
The speed display sign was placed Oct. 5. Weather permitting, it will remain at this location 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 53 percent of Clearfield County crashes in 2016.
Learn more about aggressive driving at PennDOT’s highway safety Web site, www.penndot.gov/safety.
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