Q & A: What is this surcharge on my traffic ticket?

Many people who receive traffic tickets call and ask what the “surcharge” box on the ticket means.  Some suspect it has to do with the officer’s evaluation of the driver’s demeanor and helpfulness during the stop, a “jerk tax” if you will.  Others think the excess charge is how municipalities make money off of traffic enforcement. In actuality, the surcharge …

ENRADD Speed Traps

Very recently, a police department in our area has begun using ENRADD speed timing devices to catch heavy-footed motorists.  While ENRADD has been around for a few years, this is the first that we’ve seen it used in or around Lycoming County. ENRADD times vehicles with infrared rays positioned only three feet apart that extend across the roadway.  It requires …