Pennsylvania municipal police need speed-detection devices to track speeding motorists
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Pennsylvania is the most unsafe state when it comes to speeding, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The state ranks third in the nation for total deaths linked to speeding and third in percentage of traffic deaths related to speeding. No other state appears in the top five of both lists. To deter speeding, municipal Pennsylvania police should be allowed to use radar detection or LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). Currently, Pennsylvania is the only state that prevents municipal police from using these devises.
State Representative Harry Readshaw, D-36, Pittsburgh, and Senator Randy Vulakovich, Glenshaw, have introduced bills (HB 43 and SB 251, respectively) that would allow municipal Pennsylvania police to use radar and LIDAR to enforce speed limits. The outdated law preventing local police from using these devices needs to change now for the safety of all those that use our streets.
Please sign the petition to urge Pennsylvania legislators to pass HB 43 and SB 251.
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