Spurred by recent police patrols that snagged 170 speeders along Houses Corner Road, the Township Council Tuesday discussed ways to slow down traffic even more.
Councilwoman Christine Quinn said she received complaints from parents who live on or near the busy road that intersects with Route 15, and leads to area quarries.
“Their concern was that all these tickets were written while their children were waiting for the school bus,” Quinn said.
Township Manager David Troust said that police targeted the road recently for a speeding detail that resulted in 170 drivers being tagged for exceeding the 35 mile-per-hour limit.
Troust said one solution would be more visible police patrols, while township engineer Eric Powell said some non-enforcement efforts could be made.
He suggested that better signage about the speed limit and the presence of the schools in the area would be one place to start. Signs that declare the area a school zone could be posted. Those signs call for a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit when lighted in the morning and afternoon as school begins and ends the day, he said. Establishment of school zones doubles any speeding fine, he said.
Powell said such measures as speed bumps would cause issues with plowing.
Deputy Mayor Mollie Ann Whilesmith said the biggest concern is the trucks that service the nearby quarry.
She suggested the police reach out to the businesses in that area to express the township’s concerns, and to meet specifically with the quarry operators to let them know that their trucks are part of the speeding problem.