WAYNESBORO, Pa. - It doesn't matter if the speed limit on Mentzer Gap Road is listed as 25 mph or 35 mph on signs if police don't enforce speeding, residents told the Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors on Monday.
Ten residents of Mentzer Gap Road addressed the supervisors to talk about a proposal to lower the speed limit between Beartown Road and Old Forge Road. While split on whether 25 mph or 35 mph is best, the residents were almost unanimous in saying they feel only enforcement would make a difference.
"They're not going to listen unless it's enforced," said Tom King, of 12637 Mentzer Gap Road.
"I don't care what sign you put on it, ... just slow it down," said Mark Henicle, of 11998 Mentzer Gap Road.
"The last year, it seems like the speed is picking up," said Bill Nagg, of 12024 Mentzer Gap Road.
Police Chief Barry Keller shared information about how Pennsylvania statutes dictate when a citation can be issued. Based on the police department's equipment, Washington Township officers can only cite a motorist for speeding 10 mph or greater above the speed limit in areas posted below 50 mph.