York, Pennsylvania Speed Traps
On Route 30 eastbound just after Pennsylvania Avenue is a Burger King. Just beside that BK is a residential road (Breezeview Drive) on a hill where they sit with a perfect view of speeders and people running that light.
Police car seemed to come out of nowhere. Road seems like it would be 45mph but is 35mph.
York City police on many occassions have set up a speed trap toward the north end of the fairgrounds, ususally by Texas Ave., just before the flower shop. Sometimes after dark they’ll be set up by the flower shop parking lot. They usually don’t pull you over until you’re up the road a bit, at the next light at the end of the cemetery and car lots, in West Manchester Twp. On this stretch of the road by the York Fair, one side of the road is in W. Manchester Twp. , with a 35 mph limit, and the other side is in York City, with a 25 mph limit. York City uses one of these timing units that are mounted on an aluminum frame and is noticeable if you’re looking for it. On the city side they’ll usually set the unit by a utillity pole or something else that will block it’s view. The other half of the unit is set up across the road along the curb on W. Manchester Twp. property, not York City. This is very noticeable. I always wondered if someone could argue that the tickets aren’t legal because not all of the timing equipment is located within the city limits.
One or two police cars will be parked out of sight behind the brick walls that form the entry to fairgrounds; if two, they will usually take turns "picking off" drivers as they pass the entry in excess of the posted 25 mph limit, sometimes as often as once every 5-10 minutes throughout the day.
On route 30 westbound prior to reaching the Mt. Zion road exit (Route 24) the police typically use a "broken down" car with a speed sensor on a tripod to generate revenue.