When NewsWorks took to Henry Avenue and Lincoln and Kelly Drives with a radar gun to gather information about speeding vehicles in September, our findings from Northwest Philadelphia surprised even police.
They weren’t surprised that vehicles exceeded the speed limit. Anybody who drives those roads already knows that.
What surprised a department spokesman was that some 42 percent of the vehicles were clocked at more than 50 miles per hour in 25 and 35 zones, and that one Honda Accord reached 71.6 in a 25. People still speed, but a police presence has been noticeable along those streets in recent weeks.
Help us out
As promised, NewsWorks will return to Northwest Philadelphia with its radar gun for a follow-up investigation one week in May, but we need your assistance.
What roadways would you like us to check out this time? The more specific you can get, the better.
Share them in the comments section, via email with “Speed Trap” in the subject line or call (215) 351-1293 to leave a voicemail.
We will identify neither the source of the suggestions nor the locations themselves. While we can’t issue speeding tickets, it would defeat the purpose if speeders knew we’d be there, wouldn’t it now?