Butler, Pennsylvania Speed Traps
US 422 (Between PA8 and PA356 Interchanges)
Local (using VASCAR) and State (using Radar) police frequently sit on shoulders in this narrow, limited access corridor of US-422. Butler Township PD will occasionally stage VASCAR on Duffy Rd. overpass with a snake pit (multiple cruisers and foot officers) at a point further down the road for westbound traffic, in order to play cat and mouse games. Eastbound approximately 1/2 mile past Lyndora (PA356) on-ramp, State Police stage radar from behind a large highway sign and are partially obstructed by the guiderail/sign/topography.
US-422 Westbound Jefferson Street Interchange Area
State Police stage in grassy area along US-422 adjacent to Jefferson Street (PA68) westbound onramp, radar aimed at westbound traffic coming from Mitchell Hill Rd/East Butler direction. Typically evening staging, as WB traffic is looking into the setting sun.
Route 8/Pittsburgh Road
One police car parks on the far side of the building where the Tires For Less is located and clocks you, sends the signal to the cop down the road where Rt. 8 comes to a "V" (one lane for trucks and one for cars), and pulls you over right there. You should take photos of these signs and fight these speeding tickets because there is a speed limit sign of 45 mph, then approx. 50 "feet" away, is another one for 35 mph. There is NO REASON to put two different speed limit signs that close together. It is either 35mph or 45mph; WHICH? This is one sneaky way the city makes money.
422 W above Rt.38/Rt.68 intersection
Last Spring, Township had a car with vascar at the 38/68 ramps, then several cars, and guys in the middle of the road before the Rt. 8 exit flagging people over into the field. 6:30 AM
422 between the Hanson ext. and rt 8 ext.
State police hellicopter will hover and RADAR you in-between these two exits. (in the valley to be more exact). then they have chase cars set at both exits to pull you over. so keep an eye in the sky on this part of 422! (the helicopter will only be out on nice sunny days)