Local Use of Radar

Speed timing devices were introduced into the marketplace in the 1950s. Radar is the most cost-effective, reliable speed-timing device in use today. Pennsylvania’s municipal police are the only law enforcement officials in the country who are not permitted to enforce local speed limits and protect public safety with radar.

Senator Mario Scavello expressed intention to reintroduce legislation, formerly Senate Bill 607, permitting all municipal police to utilize radar for speed enforcement.