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Police Crack Down on Rt. 378 Speeders

Bethlehem Police issue 20 tickets on Route 378 on the afternoon of Dec. 11 with the top speeder going 86.2 mph.

In one afternoon, Bethlehem Police wrote 20 tickets on Route 378 for aggressive driving, with the top speeder clocked at 86.2 mph.

Officers wrote the tickets for aggressive driving between 2:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, according to city police. Among the citations, 15 were issued for speeding, one for following too closely, two for violating obedience to traffic control devices, one for violating protective equipment for motorcycles and one for lack of seatbelt use. 

The average speed of all the traffic timed on the highway was 62.3 mph. Of those drivers who were issued tickets, the average speed was 77.15 mph. 

The Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project is a statewide initiative that uses crash data to identify aggressive driving locations and target enforcement. 

Steve December 14, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Will that stop all the shootings in the city ?
concernedparent December 14, 2012 at 04:38 PM
We need to monitor speeders along school bus routes, especially the route on Station Avenue in Upper Saucon where cars and Suv's routinely speed around stopped school buses endangering our children while they are getting off the bus.
PennState December 16, 2012 at 08:42 PM
They should get out on 378 more often, there are idiots speeding on that road all the time.

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