Friday, July 21, 2006

Here Lies The Problem With PENNDOT

Here Lies The Problem With PENNDOT

From Wayne Suburban Newspapers

In other news: (Tredyffrin Township) Supervisor Bill DeHaven announced that PennDOT has rejected the township's request to decrease the speed limit on Swedesford Road from 40 mph to 35 mph. He said PennDOT calculated that 85 percent of drivers traveling on Swedesford drive greater than the speed limit at 50 mph, but PennDOT calculated that the majority of drivers do not get in accidents due to speed.


PENNDOT needs to get the message that speed kills. They signed the route at 40 mph and they are OK with the fact that virtually every driver is BREAKING THE LAW!

DeHaven said he did not agree with the decision, and township Manager Mimi Gleason said the township would continue talks with PennDOT about the intersection at North Valley and Swedesford roads to reduce speed and improve safety without agreeing to invasive construction. Board President Judy DiFilippo said that the board will discuss dropping the plans for the intersection if they don't improve safety. An application to reduce the speed limit on North Valley Road is still pending with PennDOT.

Kudos to Tredyffrin for holding the line, on behalf of every bicyclist who must use Swedesford Road, thank you.