Williamsport, Pennsylvania Speed Traps
Approaching the Foy Avenue exit on Route 15 south into Williamsport, Old Lycoming police have been seen with an unmarked car at the top of the offramp. They have a long line of sight northwards from there, perfect for radar or laser as bend north of them is too far away for southbound traffic to spot them. Chase vehicles are typically situated at the bottom of the mating onramp.
On less frequent occasions, they’ll have a similar setup for Northbound traffic in the same area. Spotter will sit facing south on Foy Ave where it breaks off of Lycoming Creek Road, so that he can see the Memorial Ave bridge. Typically the spotter here is the chaser as he’ll take the 15 North onramp from Foy Ave. Several miles between Foy and the next exit for him to catch the offender.
Traffic is typically too light in either direction for you to blend in with others.
Williamsport city Police set backed up against a mound of dirt, this is by the Arch St. overpass on US 220 1/2 mile north of the Reach road exit. Normally use an unmarked Impala, with 2 – 3 chase vehicles about a half mile north of where the unmarked is parked. Speed limit is 55 on this section of highway. A driver is unable to see the parked unmarked Impala until they are right next to it. Clocking devise may be Vascar or a type of infrared equipment.
As you approach a curve on Rt. I180 S or New Rt. 15 S there is a speed limit posted at 45 miles per hour, marked so due to several accidents of large trucks on that curve, I 180 or Rt 15 S intersects into Rt 220 S. Police lay in wait at the end of the curve where they cannot be seen, on the grass off the highway, too late for anyone to make any adjustment in speed. Within 50 ft, there is a 55 mile an hr limit posted.
state police and borough of montoursville consistantly patrol and hide behind bridge abutments,trees,and behind shallow rises in roadway on crossovers. watch for helicopter pacing vehicles from the side. Watch lines painted across roadway, also use by local helicopter for vascar.
Entire downtown area is 35mph, changes to 25mph as you’re leaving the downtown area headed West. Area is not legally signed and may be beatable in court. Most motorists are not aware of signage laws and just pay the fines.