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Borough Council Supports Radar Use by Local Police

Pennsylvania is the only state that does not allow local police to use radar to enforce speed limits.

On Oct. 1 the members of Hellertown Borough Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution offering support for the use of radar by local police.

The resolution requests that the Pennsylvania state legislature approve a bill that would allow local police to use radar for speed enforcement purposes.

Pennsylvania is currently the only state that forbids local police from using radar, which only state police are allowed to use to monitor motorists' speed.

A year ago an amendment to a bill that would have changed the law was defeated by House Republicans, according to an article about the failed meausre published on Bensalem Patch.

The amendment was made by state Rep. Steven J. Santarsiero, D-Bucks, who said he was disappointed that it failed, according to the article.

Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp said he approved of the resolution put before borough council, which was introduced by Mayor Richard Fluck.

Councilman Richard Staffieri was absent from the Oct. 1 council meeting.

A-F October 14, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Maybe it will stop the speeders on our block from doing 75! in a 25 ! ...then again a speed limit sign would help,but people should have common sense it is a residential street.

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