Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police responded to numerous accidents as snow was falling on area roads Monday night.
As moderate snow fell across the Saucon Valley Monday evening, Lower Saucon Township Police say they responded to a number of accidents that occurred amid the icy conditions. According to police department press releases, officers responded to the following crashes:
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Hellertown Police say information about two recent hit-and-run accidents in the borough is being sought.
Borough police say they are seeking information about two recent hit-and-run accidents that resulted in damage to parked vehicles. In the first accident, which occurred Sept. 24 at approximately 7:49pm, police say the vehicle owner was at home in the 600 block of East Walnut Street when a vehicle was heard racing down the street, followed by a "loud bang." "The victim walked outside and observed their pick up truck driver's side mirror damage," police said in a press release about the incident. The second accident occurred Oct. 6 at approximately 11:04am at Main and Bachman streets, police said. In that case, "the victim stated that the offending vehicle was a blue Jeep Cherokee with a New Jersey license plate," according to a police press…
Friday, July 15, 2011
Recent study suggests that accidents go up after enacting laws.
Friday, July 15, 2011
By Yasmin Tadjdeh | PA Independent Laws against using cell phones and texting while driving may not be enough to get people to hang up and drive safely. Megan Fitzpatrick, of Newtown, Bucks County, admits to texting while driving, even though she said she is aware of the risks. “It annoys me when I see people looking down at their hands, and I know they’re texting … I will admit I have texted before while I was driving, and I see why you shouldn’t, because I get distracted,” Fitzpatrick said. In fact, states that ban texting while driving have seen a slight uptick in texting-related crashes, based on collected collision claims, according to a recently released study conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute. The HLDI is a research …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Fine would be $100.
Drivers in Pennsylvania take notice: Texting and driving in the state could cost you $100. The state Senate voted June 7 to increase the proposed penalty on texting while driving from a secondary to a primary offense. A secondary offense can only be charged after a driver has been pulled over for a primary offense, such as speeding. Under the newly amended Senate bill, a driver could be pulled over if a police officer believes he was text messaging behind the wheel. The initial fine for the offense will be $100. The amendment pushed by state Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Allegheny, passed by a 35-14 vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. Ferlo said he felt that text messaging “requires a more complex set of cognitive skills to be used while …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Lower Saucon Township Police Blotter
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Lower Saucon police also recently made arrests in cases involving suspected DUI, marijuana possession, careless driving, loose dogs and criminal mischief. The following incidents have been reported by the Lower Saucon Police Department:
Monday, February 7, 2011
Se-Wy-Co Fire Chief Thomas Barndt requests official support for the installation of the barriers along an accident-prone stretch of the busy interstate.
Editor's Note: According to Ronald Young, District Press Officer for PennDOT Engineering District 5, the plans to install a cable median barrier along I-78 are not recent and were first announced in October 2009 as part of an American Recovery & Reinvestment Act project totaling almost $10 million. The aim of the project is "to improve I-78 between exit 60 (PA 309/PA 145) and the New Jersey state line. The project began in the fall of 2009 and will finish this year," Young said. The work is to be completed by Kinsley Construction, Inc., of York, Pa. Ever since a Lower Saucon Township man crossed over the median separating I-78's eastbound and westbound lanes Jan. 25, improving safety along the accident-prone stretch of interstate has been …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
State police are asking motorists to avoid travel this morning.
If you can avoid travel this morning, you should, according to a just-released statement from the Pennsylvania State Police at Bethlehem. Current roadway conditions are "treacherous," police said, and numerous accidents are being reported throughout the region, "especially on roads in the northern rural areas." "Some roads are being reported as impassable," state police added. "To avoid risk of accident and injury we ask that you avoid driving if at all possible until temperatures rise and conditions improve." Interstate 78 west is currently closed between exits 40 (PA 737) and 35 (PA 143) due to a motor vehicle accident, and Route 309 in S. Whitehall Township is currently closed between I-78 and Tilghman Street due to what the …