Traffic Calming

As traffic patterns naturally evolve over time, different traffic issues may arise in the form of resident complaints, often regarding speeding or not obeying existing traffic control devices. The purpose of this policy is to effectively deal with those complaints, provide available solutions, and act in the best interest of all parties involved as well as comply with applicable laws. Not all local roads are eligible for traffic calming due to various factors such as roadway typology, utilities, Snow Emergency Route, vertical grade/physical constraints, and various other constraints.

DRAFT Traffic Calming Policy (August 31, 2020)

Form - Traffic Concern Report

Note: Please complete and email the Traffic Concern Report form to Sergeant Sanborn at andrew.sanborn@udpd.us.

Active Traffic Calming Cases (as of 9/21/2020)

Traffic Complaint Investigations Information

Traffic Calming Virtual Meetings:

  • Thursday, September 24 @ 7:00pm (Parkview Gardens & Burn Brae Manor)
  • Thursday, October 1 @ 7:00pm (Summit Avenue)

Zoom meeting information will be posted here on the day of the meeting.

Questions should be directed to:

Traffic Safety

Crashes

The following information is from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation:

Crash: A crash is the result of an un-stabilized situation which includes at least one incident of personal injury or vehicular damage that is not a direct result of a cataclysm or deliberate intent.

Non-Reportable Crash: A Non-Reportable Crash involves a crash with no injury or death of any person, in which there is no towing due to the damage to the vehicle at the time of the crash.  Furthermore, if the incident occurred on private property or was a result of deliberate intent or cataclysm, the crash is non-reportable.  A non-reportable crash does not require a Police Crash Report Form to be completed or submitted to Penn DOT.

AA 500 (Reportable Crash): The crash must occur on a highway or traffic way that is open to the public by right or custom and involve at least one motor vehicle in transport. The definition for a reportable crash can be found in Section 3746(a) of Title 75, Pennsylvania's Consolidated Statutes.  It states a crash is reportable if it involves: “Injury to or death of any person; and/or damage to any motor vehicle to the extent that it cannot be driven under its own power in its customary manner without further damage or hazard to the vehicle, other traffic elements, or the roadway, and therefore requires towing.”

AA600: Crashes that will not be investigated by the police. Access this form on our website.

Traffic Studies

The Traffic Safety Officers are frequently conducting traffic studies of roadways within Upper Dublin Township. Listed below are the traffic studies that have been completed in Upper Dublin Township since 2014. Please do not hesitate to contact the Traffic Safety Unit with any questions you may have concerning a traffic study.

Safe Driving Tips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) number one priority is safety. The mission of NHTSA is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on our nation’s roadways by getting drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to change their behaviors once they get behind the wheel or on the streets. High-visibility campaigns, supported by state and national advertising help us achieve our mission. Please visit their website for safety information concerning:

  1. Bicycles
  2. Child Car Seats
  3. Disabled Drivers and Passengers
  4. Keeping Kids Safe In and Around a Vehicle
  5. Passenger Vans
  6. Pedestrian Safety

Links

Contact

If you have a concern about an issue related to traffic safety, please contact Sergeant Andrew Sanborn at andrew.sanborn@udpd.us.

Community-Oriented Policing Programs

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Department Information

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Phone And Email Directory

Wheatley, Francis

Chief of Police (215) 646-2101/francis.wheatley@udpd.us

Wade, Dan

Deputy Chief of Police (215) 646-2101/daniel.wade@udpd.us

Nyce, Darren

Lieutenant (215) 646-2101/darren.nyce@udpd.us

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