Yesterday I drove from the Gettysburg (Route 15) interchange to the Lincoln Highway (Route 1) exit. On the way out between the Lancaster-Lebanon (Route 72) exit and Norristown (Route 100) I saw two marked Troopers. One (opposite lane) was with two customers and had the typical ancient Kustom KR10/Trooper K-Band antenna hanging externally from the driver's side rear window pointing to the rear. The other was on my side behind a commercial vehicle at a rest area with his lightbar on and out talking to the driver.
It seems as if their enforcement tactics haven't evolved much as the antenna mounting shows they still sit parallel to traffic on the right hand berm, usually just past overpasses. Since the last time I was out that way, the Turnpike Commission maintenance crews have been kind enough to provide quite a few macadam and gravel "launch pads" on their favorite trap sites, probably so they don't get stuck in the mud during the wet months and set the grass on fire during summer!! :roll:
Anyway, while returning home by the same route a mile or two before the Lancaster-Reading exit (Route 222) I encountered a Trooper just setting up (reverse lights still on) on the grass in front of his own station!! Again, Kustom K-band antenna hanging externally facing to the rear, this marked CVPI was a semi "slick-top" and had one of those discontinued Whelen Fasttrax strobe systems: http://www.elightbars.org/bb/post66420.html PSP in Harrisburg dumped those things well over a year ago.
On a side note, while off the 'Pike on some of the local roads in the Feasterville/Jenkintown/Willow Grove area I noticed quite a few ridiculously short spaced VASCAR lines. Maybe Maestro can confirm this but quite a few of them looked to be well less than 100 feet apart. Must be quite a few District Justices in the pockets of the local PDs out there. :!: