po­lice OK to en­force speed with radar

The Republican Herald - - STATE -

HAr­ris­BUrG (AP) — For a sec­ond straight year, the Penn­syl­va­nia se­nate is ad­vanc­ing leg­is­la­tion to per­mit Penn­syl­va­nia’s mu­nic­i­pal po­lice de­part­ments to use radar to catch speed­ers.

the bill passed the se­nate on tues­day, 46-3, and heads to the House. A sim­i­lar bill died in the House last year.

Un­der the bill, trained po­lice of­fi­cers could use radar or in­frared laser light de­vices to catch speed­ers. cur­rently, only the Penn­syl­va­nia state Po­lice are al­lowed to use such de­vices in the state.

sen. randy Vu­lakovich of Al­legheny county said Penn­syl­va­nia is the only state that doesn’t per­mit lo­cal po­lice to use the de­vices. A mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s gov­ern­ing body must au­tho­rize its po­lice force to use the de­vices and post warn­ing signs.

it bars mo­torists from be­ing con­victed if their recorded speed is less than 10 mph over the speed limit.

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