I am currently a soon to be graduating high school student in Harrisburg, and I am also someone who REALLY hates cops who can't do anything better with their time than catching speeders when it's frankly unnecessary.
Ever since I got my first ticket about a year ago traveling through Maryland (Thankfully no points for out of state tickets), I have always been on the lookout for cops and have also become an active Trapster user.
Unfortunately, as many know, local police in Pennsylvania have to resort methods of speed detection other than radar. This has kept me from solving the problem of speeding without getting caught with a simple radar detector.
Today, I got busted pretty bad by a cop in a location that is NEVER EVER EVER used as a location for speed traps. I was cited for 85mph in a 50mph PSL. This carried a heavy fine of about $200 and a somewhat mandatory 5 points. What's worse is that since this is in the 31+ mph over the speed category, this means I will be summoned for a departmental hearing to assess my driving record.... and from what I hear that means I will almost certainly receive a 15 day license suspension and may also be required to take a special drivers test (whatever that means..).
Now I'm on a mission to at the very least get this ticket reduced to under the 31+ category... and to possibly get the ticket thrown out.
Thankfully the cop was using the highly disrespected ENRADD... and was using it under conditions that I don't think were lawful to be using them under (for example... He was definitely using it alone... and he was using it at 6:30 AM where there was absolutely no daylight hitting the roadway).
I am going to continue my story in a different forum.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone in the other forums.