New road signs in Pennsylvania aid truck drivers
A clear and direct road sign can make all the difference between supportive trucking safety or an unnecessary accident. Motorists in Pennsylvania who use Route 100 say they are pleased with the brand new signs that have been installed along the highway, reports the Lower Macungie Patch.
Temporary signs line certain areas of the road, and the state's department of transportation is preparing to make these permanent in the upcoming summer months. The new warnings guide truckers to an alternative route on Buckeye Road and a warning to long trailers approaching a dangerous winding part of the highway that goes through the Upper Milford township.
The curve in the road has posed problems in the past, so officials hope that the added cautionary marks will help truckers be warned of what is ahead. Ed Harry, Macunige Police Chief, says although the new wording is helpful, the extra signs themselves may play a crucial role in preventing trucks that are too big from continuing on.
"I guess the truckers know we are serious and they are turning at Buckeye," he told the news source.
According to the Morning Call, truckers who violate of the new notices may face fines and tickets by local law enforcement if not followed.
Friday, July 8th, 2011
A clear and direct road sign can make all the difference between supportive trucking safety or an unnecessary accident.