Pace car initiative receives financial boost
NEWTOWN BOROUGH – An initiative to slow down heavy-footed drivers received a financial boost from the Newtown cirst courth Committee.
Paul Salvatore, representing the committee, delivered a $200 check to the borough on Oct. 10 to help underwrite the cost of car magnets that encourage motorists to obey the town’s 25 mph speed limit.
“We think this is a great endeavor to get people to go a little slower in the borough,” said Salvatore, in making the presentation. “I don’t think some people are happy about that. The closer they get, the slower I go,” he said.
The yellow, oval-shaped magnets are emblazoned with the words, “Newtown Borough Safety – 25 MPH.”
The magnets not only encourage residents to set the “pace” by obeying the posted 25 mph speed limit, they also send an indirect message to the drivers following behind to ease off on the gas pedal while traveling through the residential streets of town, frequently bustling with pedestrians and bicyclists.