Two separate state troopers had pulled over a black Saturn sedan and a green Jeep station wagon, respectively, within a quarter-mile of each other just east of the Oaks exit on the four-lane, limited access highway. Seen inside their cars by passing motorists at 8:45 a.m., the troopers seemed to be writing traffic citations. Meanwhile the unhappy sidelined drivers, whose cars were stopped on the roadway’s shoulder, sat and looked stoicly ahead through their windshields.
To accommodate police vehicles monitoring traffic on the east-west route between King of Prussia and Wyomissing, the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in recent months installed small driveways at intervals off the right shoulders on both sides of the highway. One such monitoring area is on 422 westbound, west of the Trappe-Royersford exit; another is on 422 eastbound, east of the Sanatoga exit.
State and local law enforcement officials have noted in the past that driver speeding on 422 is a persistent problem.