Pace car ini­tia­tive re­ceives fi­nan­cial boost

The Advance of Bucks County - - NEWTOWN AREA - By Jeff Werner

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.

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