Delaware County, Pennsylvania is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania and borders Philadelphia, Chester and Montgomery counties. It is a densely populated county with numerous residential and commercial areas. Due to heavily traveled roads, police issue many citations in Delaware County, including Speeding tickets in Delaware County, especially speeding tickets on the Blue Route and speeding tickets on I-95. In heavily populated areas, tickets are written for crashes including Careless Driving, Improper Turns, Following Too Closely and Driving at Safe Speeds in Delaware county. Additionally, police are known to write citations for Stop sign violations in Delaware County, Red light violations and Passing a school bus. Most tickets are moving violations that carry points so it is always best to plead not guilty and go to court to attempt to get the points reduced or removed.Major Roadways in Delaware County I-95: Interstate 95
Interstate 95 (I-95) is one of the busiest highways in the nation which passes through Delaware County south of Philadelphia travelling south to the Delaware state line. The posted speed limit on I-95 is 55 mph and is patrolled by the Pennsylvania State Police. As such, many speeding tickets are written on 1-95 in Delaware County. A speeding ticket that 6 mph over the limit or greater carries points ranging from 2 points to the maximum of 5 points for high speeds. If you are cited for Speeding in Delaware County at a speed greater than 31 over the limit, there will also be a license suspension hearing scheduled with Penndot to determine if your license will be suspended for excessive speeds. Additionally, I-95 sees many crashes daily, with the state police typically issuing tickets for moving violations for Driving at Safe Speeds, Careless Driving or Following too Closely in Delaware County.
I-95 travels through the following towns in Delaware County:
Chester, Ridley Township, Prospect Park, Norwood, Tinicum Township, Ridley Park and Nether Providence Township:Route 1: Baltimore Pike
Route 1 or Baltimore Pike, this historic highway provides a scenic drive through Delaware County passing through charming towns, historic sites, and vibrant communities. Route 1 is generally controlled by traffic lights which leads to Red Light Violations, Speeding tickets as well as other moving violations. Many crashes occur on this roadway, with the State Police and local township police issuing citations in Delaware County for Careless Driving, Following Too Closely, Improper Left Turn and Driving at Safe Speeds.
Route 1 passes through several towns in Delaware County including:
Chadds Ford: Chadds Ford is located on the southern end of Delaware County, near the border with the state of Delaware. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is primarily covered by the Pennsylvania State Police as it is not an incorporated municipality with its own local police force. Instead, law enforcement services are provided by the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop J - Avondale Barracks. Route 1 in Chadds Ford is a heavily travelled, highly congested area that is controlled by traffic signals. Due to the numerous traffic lights, the following citations are some of the most common:
- Speeding tickets in Chadds Ford. Speed limits may vary depending on the specific section of the road, whether it passes through residential areas, commercial zones, or other factors. Typical speed limits are 25 mph for a residential zone up to 45 mph in some commercial zones.
- Red light violations, (Traffic Control Signals) in Chadds Ford. State police issue many citations for Traffic Control Signals in Chadds Ford. This situation arises when a motorist tries to “beat the red” and does not make it through the entire intersection before the light turns red. A citation for Traffic Control Signals also occurs when a crash occurs at a red light.
- Other moving violations frequently seen in Chadds Ford include Careless Driving, Driving at Safe Speeds, Improper Left Turn and Stop sign violations.
Concordville is also patrolled solely by the PA State Police, Avondale Barracks.
Glen Mills is patrolled by the PA State Police, Media Barracks
Media: The County Seat. Media is a lively town with a vibrant atmosphere that captures the essence of a thriving county seat. There is a mixture of Residential neighborhoods and commercial areas and is patrolled by the Media Borough Police Department. Many moving violations are written in Media for Red lights, Stop sign violations, Passing a School Bus, Speeding in a School Zone and Careless Driving. In addition, due to the many restaurants and bars in the vicinity, the Media Borough Police patrol and arrest drivers for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Media.
Route 322: The Cross-County Connector. Route 322 is a vital east-west connector, linking the western and eastern parts of Delaware County. It is a heavily travelled roadway through both Residential and Commercial area. Route 322 passes through the following towns:
Concordville: This is an unincorporated community that Route 322 passes through in Concord Township.
Garnet Valley: Route 322 goes through Garnet Valley, an area that includes parts of Bethel Township and Concord Township.
Chadds Ford: While primarily associated with Route 1 (Baltimore Pike), Chadds Ford is also located near the intersection of Routes 1 and 322.
Chester Heights: Route 322 passes through Chester Heights, a borough in Delaware County.
Aston: Route 322 extends into Aston Township, and the highway goes through parts of the township.
Common citations along Route 322 in Delaware County include Speeding, Driving at Safe Speeds, Passing a School Bus, Speeding in a School Zone and Red light tickets, just to name a few.
Route 476, The Blue Route. The Blue Route, or I-476 is a major highway that passes through Delaware County. It is very heavily traveled and patrolled by the PA State Police who issue many citations for Speeding on the Blue Route. While the speed limit for the Blue Route is 55 mph, we have handled tickets written for speeds ranging from 10mph over the limit, to over 100mph speeds which trigger 5 points along with a potential license suspension. Due to the high volume, there are many crashes along the Blue Route, especially “Rear End” Collisions leading to traffic tickets being written for Driving at Safe Speeds, Careless Driving and Following Too Closely. Some towns that the Blue Route in Delaware County run through include: Ridley Township, Springfield Township, Marple Township
Radnor Township. In addition to the Blue Route, Radnor Township’s main thoroughfare is Lancaster Avenue, which was originally part of the Lincoln Highway, America's first transcontinental highway which connected New York City to San Francisco. Lancaster Avenue in Radnor is a bustling commercial hub, featuring shops, boutiques, restaurants, and businesses. Lancaster Avenue is a very heavily travelled roadway controlled by many traffic signals, which leads to congestion and crashes. Radnor Township Police patrol Lancaster Avenue in Radnor, as well as all of the roadways in Radnor Township. Radnor Township Police write many traffic tickets per day on Lancaster Avenue, mostly from crashes. Common Radnor Township tickets include Traffic Control Signals (Red Light), Improper Left Turn, Following too Closely and Careless Driving. Radnor Township Police also write citations for Passing a School Bus as well as Speeding and Speeding in a School Zone. Other notable roads in Radnor Township include Conestoga Road, Eagle Road, and Old Gulph Road. These roadways travel through residential and commercial areas and speeding tickets are written by Radnor Township Police as the speed limit varies along these roads.
Haverford Township. Besides the Blue Route, Haverford Township is also home to heavily travelled roads and is patrolled by the Haverford Township Police Department. West Chester Pike, also known as Route 3, Township Line Road and Darby Road are a few of the main roads in Haverford Township. These roads are controlled by signals, leading to traffic tickets for Following too Closely, Driving at Safe Speeds, Red Light violations and Careless Driving. Haverford Police also actively write tickets for Passing a School Bus and Speeding in a School zone, both serious traffic offenses.
Route 3: West Chester Pike. Route 3 (West Chester Pike) serves as a major east-west corridor, connecting Delaware County's communities. West Chester Pike is a bustling avenue lined with businesses, shopping centers, and dining establishments. It is patrolled by various local police departments who write tickets for moving violations as well as arresting drivers for Driving Under the Influence. Some towns in Delaware County along Route 3, West Chester Pike, include:
Broomall: Route 3 passes through Broomall, an unincorporated community in Marple Township.
Newtown Square: West Chester Pike travels through Newtown Square, a township known for its historical charm and suburban character. Many crashes occur in this area that lead to Newtown Square Police issuing moving violations for Red lights, Careless Driving, Driving at Safe Speeds and Passing a School Bus.
Havertown: Route 3 travels through Havertown, a residential community in Haverford Township.
Ardmore: The highway passes through Ardmore, an unincorporated community in Haverford Township known for its vibrant downtown area. This area is heavily travelled and controlled by traffic signals which lead to rear end collisions. Tickets are typically written for Following Too Closely, Driving at Safe Speeds and Careless Driving. Additionally, due to the numerous traffic signals, crashes occur that lead to citations such as Improper Left Turn or Red light violations in Ardmore.
Upper Darby: Route 3 goes through parts of Upper Darby, a township with diverse neighborhoods and commercial districts.
Route 3 also passes through Clifton Heights, a borough in Delaware County, Secane, Drexel Hill, Aldan, Lansdowne and Yeadon.
Route 252: The Scenic Byway. Route 252, also known as Providence Road, is a north-south highway in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Route 252 is patrolled by various local police departments and passes through the following towns and communities, in Delaware County:
Media: Route 252, also known as State Street in Media, which is the county seat of Delaware County. Media is known for its vibrant downtown area, local shops, and cultural events. Other local roads in Media include Baltimore Pike (Route 1), Providence Road (Route 252) and PA Route 352 (Middletown Road). Media Police issue citations for Speeding, Passing a School Bus, Speeding in a School Zone, as well as tickets for Careless Driving, Improper Turn and Driving at Safe Speeds.
Rose Valley: Continuing south, Route 252 passes through Rose Valley, a borough with a rich history and scenic landscapes.
Swarthmore: Route 252 travels through Swarthmore, home to Swarthmore College and known for its academic atmosphere and charming community. Other roads in Swarthmore include Chester Road (Route 320), a major north-south route, and Baltimore Pike (Route 1).
Springfield: Moving further south, Route 252 goes through Springfield Township, a residential community with parks and local amenities.
Broomall: Route 252 continues through Broomall, an unincorporated community in Marple Township, offering residential neighborhoods and local services. Other roads in Broomall include West Chester Pike (Route 3): West Chester Pike is a major east-west route that passes through Broomall and Sproul Road (Route 320), another major artery.
Newtown Square: Route 252 passes through Newtown Square, known for its historical sites and suburban character. Other major roads in Newtown Square include West Chester Pike (Route 3), a major east-west arterial road that runs through Newtown Square, Newtown Street Road (Route 252) and Goshen Road. The Newtown Square Township Police Department patrols these roadways and issue moving violations for Speeding, Red light violations, Stop Signs, Careless Driving and Passing a School Bus.
Edgemont: The highway also travels through Edgemont Township, a residential area with open spaces and parks.
Chester Heights: Continuing south, Route 252 passes through Chester Heights, a borough known for its small-town charm.
If you are issued a traffic ticket for any type of moving violation in Delaware County, points will likely be assigned to your driving record. Points on your license can lead to higher insurance premiums, possible cancellation of your insurance policy, and potential license suspension. You should plead not guilty by mail and you will be given a court date in Delaware County District Court. Many of the local Delaware County District Judges will permit us to appear in your place, so you may not even have to attend the court hearing to get your points reduced.
If you are arrested for a DUI in Delaware County, you could be facing mandatory jail time, major license suspension and possibly a lifelong criminal record. If you are given a ticket in Delaware County or arrested for a DUI in Delaware County, call the experienced lawyers at Klein Burdett & Associates for a free consultation and we will be happy to explain all of your options and answer your questions about your traffic ticket in Delaware County or your DUI case in Delaware County.