|Indiana, PA - In a continuous effort to reduce highway crashes and fatalities, PennDOT Engineering District 10, in a partnership effort with the Indiana-based State Police, is releasing the results from a three-day "Camo Car" enforcement blitz.|
The three-day enforcement blitz took place along Route 422 in Cherryhill Township, Indiana County, with a posted truck down grade speed limit of 30 miles-per-hour. The speed limit is posted for all commercial motor vehicles weighting over 21,000 pounds. The following were the results:
• 48 Citations
• 36 Speeding
• 1 CDL Driver cited for 67 MPH in a 30 MPH
• 5 Commercial Motor Vehicles were placed out - of - service due to serious equipment safety violations
• 9 cited for other minor safety equipment violations.
The campaign involves State Police Officers disguised in a PennDOT vehicle (Camo Car) using radar guns while hiding along targeted State Routes. The campaign began in Indiana County on Monday, January 28, 2008, and continued through Wednesday, January 30, 2008.
The targeted areas were identified using the State Police Prophecy System. The system analyzes crash data and helps police to identify problem specific areas where more enforcement may be needed. In several areas identified by the Prophecy System, routine enforcement techniques were not possible because of limited visibility and safety concerns for motorists and police officers. The "Camo Car" method allows police to target difficult high crash routes while providing safe areas for motorists and police to safely pull off the roadway. Additional enforcement blitzes are planned for next month.