If you’re driving through Bridgeville, this is probably not the best time to be speeding or blowing through red lights.
In May, Bridgeville police wrote 95 traffic citations, councilman William Henderson told residents earlier this month, following a discussion about speeding and other traffic concerns.
That figure is more than double the department’s average from last year, when police wrote approximately 43 traffic citations per month.
“It’s important for the public to understand that it’s a busy community,” Henderson said. “They’re addressing the issues that you’re coming [to us] with and I feel confident that they’re getting the job done. We’ll take your comments and suggestions and the chief will work with us up here and we’ll address them.”
Police also received 270 calls for service throughout the borough in May.
Of the 95 traffic citations issued, 58 were for speeding and seven were for stop sign violations, Henderson said.
In any case, getting a traffic ticket can be pretty expensive. The fine itself is just a fraction of the cost you pay, and then there’s the problem of points raising your car insurance rates.
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