Honesdale, Pennsylvania Speed Traps
Your Speed Is …Radar. Speed limit 25. During tourist season. The Wayne Independent has reported tickets given for less then 5 mph over limit knowing tourists will not drive back to fight the ticket.
6 West in Honesdale near the Purple Cow. The speed limit is 35 then drops down to 25 when you go down the hill.
Heading north on Rt 191 heading toward Honesdale, past Dirlam Bros. Harware, the speed limit drops from 45 down to 35. The Boro police sit in the first driveway leading into Sunrise Mobile Home Park. Further down they will sit in the Prompton Tool parking lot opposite Clarks Sunrise Market. Sometimes there will be one in each of these places. You cannot see them until it’s too late.
Honesdale has numerous areas designated for speed enforcement. The police use VASCAR instead of Radar by state law. All of the regular 25 mph speed watch zones have white lines painted across the roadway at various intervals apart to allow for timing between the lines, similar to airborne speed enforcement. Leading speed trap zones are PA Route 6 entering town from either the east or the west and from south from the north on PA Route 191 entering and leaving town. Most all are at the bottom of hills.
Traveling east into town down the big hill a police car will be sitting where the road levels out near the car wash or beer distributor and speed limit lowers to 25mph. They get a lot of truckers still going fast down the steep hill before they can slow down enough.