Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania Speed Traps
This trap consists of an unmarked, usually blue, Lower Merion Twp.police car parked at a meter just before Main Line MINI, going EASTBOUND on Montgomery Ave. There is a slight valley in the road then an ascending hill. The unmarked car radios description of speeders to six uniformed officers just abouve the crest of that hill, they hide in the parking lot of Summit Court Apartments at corner of Bryn Marw Ave. and Montgomery, at the traffic signal. EVERYONE gets flagged down and told ‘Speed Trap, you were exceeding the 25 MPH speed limit’. Sometimes there are 6 cars stacked up waiting for their tickets. Enforcement is once or twice a week either between 8-9 am or between 3-5pm.
This road runs between Belmont Ave. and Monument Rd. and is a very common short-cut to the many offices along City Ave. and to the health club on the lower section of Monument Rd. The ENRADD device used does not use timing strips. It uses two sensor units (probably infrared) placed on either side of the road and the car passes through the 5 foot separation timing beam. Motorists should look for the sensor units on the side of the road, not for the timing strips. These beam-based timing units are becoming commonplace in Pennsylvania due to the legal restrictions placed on local cops preventing them from using RADAR.