Speed display sign placed on Atherton Street

Date: March 20, 2019

Motorists traveling on North Atherton Street will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour, in place because of the ongoing construction project. 

PennDOT has announced the placement of a radar-controlled speed display sign between Cherry Lane and Hillcrest Avenue. The sign is a reminder to motorists to slow down and curb speeding, a common type of aggressive driving.  The sign faces eastbound traffic and uses radar to determine the speeds of oncoming traffic. Vehicle speeds are then posted on the lighted section of the sign. 

The sign was placed Wednesday, March 20, and will remain in this location for two to three 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. By law, fines for speeding through construction zones are doubled in Pennsylvania.

Aggressive driving behaviors were listed as a cause in 51 percent of Centre County crashes in 2017.

Learn more about aggressive driving at PennDOT’s highway safety website, www.penndot.gov/safety
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