Speed display sign placed in Beech Creek Township
LOCK HAVEN — Motorists traveling through Beech Creek Township will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has placed a radar-controlled speed display sign on Route 2024 (Beech Creek Road). The sign will aid in curbing speeding, a common type of aggressive driving.
The sign faces eastbound traffic between Route 150 (Main Street) and High Street. It utilizes radar to determine the speed of oncoming traffic. Vehicle speeds are then posted on the lighted section of the sign. The posted speed limit along this section of Route 2024 is 25 miles per hour.
The sign was placed Wednesday and will remain at this locations for up to four weeks. It will then be turned to face westbound traffic. When facing westbound traffic, the sign will be located in a 35 mile per hour zone.
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 47 percent of Clinton County crashes in 2017.
Learn more about aggressive driving at PennDOT’s highway safety website, www.penndot.gov/safety.