The Wright Township Board of Supervisors often hear complaints about excessive speeding in the township and such reports, supervisors said, help police to crack down on problem areas.
At its July 10 meeting, the board once again heard about speeding, this time from concerned resident Peggy Caroda, who lives across from Crestwood High School, on South Mountain Boulevard.
In response to an email Caroda had sent the board earlier where she asked specific questions, Supervisor Jerome Uram read the answers to those questions, which came from Police Chief Royce Engler.
So far this year, officers have issued 132 traffic citations for speeding, Uram explained. State Police will not conduct speed enforcement on Route 309 because Wright Township has its own police force and has its own method of timing speeding on that road, with painted white lines, he went on.
Uram noted that the supervisors have received other recent complaints about speeding, which is common in the summertime when school is out. Each day, he said, officers are scheduled to spend part of their shifts conducting speed enforcement on parts of 309 and Church and South Main roads.
Caroda responded that she’s specifically concerned with speeding on Route 309, near Crestwood Drive and William O. Sword Drive. “The speed in that area is ridiculous,” she said. “It well exceeds 40 miles per hour and it should be a concern to the board.”
She continued that drivers who speed are creating a danger to many