Troopers using PennDOT trucks for radar camouflage

| 8/11/2003

State police are hiding radar in state highway work trucks in a campaign against speeding in construction work zones, according to The Associated Press.

In south-central Pennsylvania, troopers used Pennsylvania Department of Transportation vehicles to conduct Operation Chameleon/Nightcrawler. Trooper Kristal Turner-Childs told the news service the operation netted more than 175 speeding tickets in its first two days.

The news report indicated the operation began July 28 on Interstate 83 near Harrisburg, PA, using double-cab yellow pickups, dump trucks and foreman’s vehicles.