New Castle, Pennsylvania Speed Traps
Leaving New Castle on E. Washington St. entering into Shenango Township, about a tenth of a mile on the left is Cass St. Right before Cass St. is a little plaza called Park Place. The Police sit back in the corner of the parking lot on the side of a grassy hill with a few small pine trees. There are a set of white lines across E. Washington St. They drive dark gray Ford Explorers. This is a lucrative cash collector for this township. The best part is the local Magistrate used to be the Chief of Police for this PD so well you get the picture. Guilty. Drivers be careful.
Going north on RT 18 from New Castle, you enter Neshannock Township.About a half a mile into the Township is Fairmont Ave. Between Fairmont Ave. and Northview Ave is 3 speed traps. The Police sit back in various parking lots on the left side and right side. There are 4 sets of white lines painted across the road. This township is notorious for speed enforcement throughout this township. They have white patrol vehicles. Beware.
Route 65, Northbound, just past Forbush Ice Cream Stand. Township police sit in an eastside church parking lot HIDDEN BY A ROW OF EVERGREEN TREES. Timing stripes are marked on the highway. Cannot see the squad car until it’s too late. Speed limit is 45MPH, but it contains a passing zone, so you can get trapped after passing a vehicle and haven’t slowed down before the timing strips.
Shenango Twp. police park at the top of the east bound downhill entry ramp and time your speed between sets of painted lines on Rt. 422. Speed limit changes from 65 to 55 mph just before the overpass. They are partially hidden by foilage and are higher in elevation than the east bound road. You don’t see them until they’re in your rearview mirror.
State police, or the township police, will sit in the exit road from the cemetery and watch the traffic on Rt. 388. Have seen them often!