It's certain that a solution to the traffic speed and terrible accidents on 220 south from Williamsport to Jersey Shore (and back) is a major concern of drivers going either direction. One agency believes a study needs to be made to the tune of $350,000. Likely the study will show that the solution to accidents on this road is tied to reduced traffic speed. A lot of people already know that!
But how do you get traffic to show down without a constant presence of local and state enforcement vehicles? I think I just saw the solution! While traveling from Harrisburg West on 322 West, I came upon an overhead apparatus which posted the speed of cars in each lane of the highway. Yes, $350,000 would likely build at least one of these overheads, maybe two.
Let's put at least one of these on 220 South along with an automatic camera to spot the license numbers of speeders and treat such drivers to a sizable ticket in the mail and even increase the fines until the law of diminishing returns kicks in and drivers aren't willing to trade a couple fewer minutes of travel for larger stacks of dollars.
In addition, the overhead camera could also interact with a computer in a police vehicle down the road a mile or less and the speeder could have the pleasure of getting their ticket from a live officer. Common sense says "slow down" but as another writer has said, "If you traveling at 55 mph you will get run over!" Too bad the $350,000 wasn't offered as a reward to the solution! I might apply.
Dr. David A. Keller
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