Drivers in the Northampton Township area may have noticed recently, a greater police presence at a major Richboro 3-point intersection: Almshouse Road, Newtown-Richboro Road and 2nd Street Pike. Police have begun a traffic safety effort targeting the intersection to reduce the significant number of accidents that happen in and near the congested 332 and 232 Richboro spot.
Since the thoroughfares connect Doylestown with the shopping hearts of Newtown and Richboro, not only the local residents are affected. Because it’s also just a short trip from there to northeast Philadelphia, it’s not uncommon for the police to encounter non-township residents involved in accidents at the busy locale.
If you have traveled the stretch, you know that traffic congestion plays a major role in getting through. Consequently, many of the accidents occur as a matter of distracted driving and unsafe lane changes. Every time the police respond to the numerous fender benders, they are taken away from arguably more valuable service. Further, accidents, however minor snarl the area’s traffic.
In May 2011 alone, there were over a dozen accidents at the Bucks County 332 and 232 intersection, so police are increasing safety there by raising public awareness and stationing themselves there prominently.
The police in Northampton Township hope drivers take safety seriously, especially in large congested intersections like the one at 232 and 332. If you live in Doylestown and head to Northampton to work or shop, keep in mind these heavy traffic congestion tips:
- *Avoid distraction of food, phones, radios, or any hand-held devices.
- *Be aware that other drivers may be distracted.
- *Courtesy to other drivers makes for safe driving.
- *Don’t run through traffic lights at the last second.
- *Expect other drivers to make sudden lane changes.
The few minutes it takes to make it through Northampton Township traffic safely may make the difference. Remember that you or someone you love can be injured in a Bucks County accident even when it’s just a fender bender. If you are injured, a personal injury lawyer at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you obtain compensation to recover from your injuries. Our FREE PA Car Accident Book can provide you with more information.