NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY -- PennDOT is reducing the speed limit on Route 54 between Montgomery in Lycoming County and Turbotville in Northumberland County.
The speed limit is dropping from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour.
"It's a good thing because I'll tell you, they run through here like mad. And you ought to hear them here at night, they go ripping through here like mad,” said Arthur Albertson of Delaware Township.
PennDOT officials say the change comes after a safety study revealed speed-related crashes, especially around curves on the roadway.
"I've had cars right next to my living room, upside down, right next to this pine tree over here, down in the ditch on the other side, in the culvert, flipped up into the yard,” said Alan Haight of Delaware Township.
Officials in Delaware Township, Northumberland County also specifically asked PennDOT to make the change because of a new Amish school house right along Route 54.
"A lot of them walk back and forth to school on this road, so yes, there's been numerous buggies hit on this road too,” said Haight.
"I really appreciate that. That goes for the big roads too. There's no reason someone has to travel 75 miles an hour, none. Zero, none,” said George Love of Delaware Township.
PennDOT officials say the speed limit reduction on this road will take place officially once all the signs are changed over.