Pennsylvania State Police were out in force today on Interstate 79 in the western suburbs of Pittsburgh cracking down on speeders. Between 8:30 this morning and 1 o'clock this afternoon, an average of 8 state troopers pulled over speeders and issued 106 citations near the Carnegie Exit in Collier Township.
Trooper Robin Mungo says some drivers could have received multiple citations such as driving without a seat belt which is a secondary offense. That citation can only be issued after a driver is pulled over for a primary offense such as speeding or reckless driving.
Mungo says that the speeders were going much faster than the 55 MPH posted limit..."we didn't pull over anyone unless they were traveling at least 80 miles per hour....the fastest was (clocked at) 92 miles per hour."
Mungo says you might think that motorists would have slowed down when they saw others pulled over but "they are so focused on their destination" they don't even see the state troopers "because of that tunnel vision."
Mungo says this stretch of I-79 seems to get more than its share of speeders.