Police crack down on speeders
By JEREMY LONG
For The Daily News
Lebanon Daily News
IONA — South Lebanon police are cracking down on speeding, thanks to new scheduling and a new speed-tracking device.
“With our new schedule and the ENRADD system we purchased about three months ago, we have been able to catch more and more people speeding,” Chief Mike Lesher told the township Board of Supervisors last night.
ENRADD, which stands for Electronic Non Radar Device, has two sensors that are placed somewhere along the road. The sensors compute the time it takes a vehicle to travel a certain distance and then calculates the speed. That information is then relayed to the police cruiser that can be parked up to 1,500 feet away from the sensors.
The new scheduling, which was approved by the supervisors back in February, has allowed the police to set up a speed detail that is dedicated to stopping speeding.
Lesher, however, stressed that police still need help from the citizens.
“Where we decide where to set up is based on where the citizens are complaining about speeding,” he said.
that is exactly what Paul Snell doing at the board’s meeting.
“Klein Avenue is a speedway, a drag strip, and there are little kids in the neighborhood,” Snell said. “Someone is going to be killed.”
Lesher agreed that speeding on Klein Avenue is a problem.
“The highest speed we caught was 68 mph. This is also one of our targeted areas,” Lesher said.
The speed limit on Klein Avenue between State Drive and Route 897 is 35 mph and between State Drive and South Hills Park 25 mph.
Lesher also explained that the police department cannot monitor Klein Avenue every day because there are other roads they need to target.