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It's a state law that only state troopers can use radar for speed enforcement. Not only that, they must be parked while running radar. Local cops can't use radar, they could only really get you by pacing. There have been no reported use of laser in Pennsylvania
Therefore, speed traps in towns are few and far between.
 

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Ok. So, what are we discussing? If you're just sharing an observation, it's law in most states that radar guns can only be used along non-pedesrtrian roadways. It was established a long time ago that the sight of radar guns are a distraction to drivers, making their presence in residential areas or areas of high pedestrian traffic too great a hazzard. That, and radar guns are more accurate at higher speeds (ie. highway speeds) than they are in stop-and-go traffic where they are largely useless.

Honestly, do you actually need a radar gun to tell you if someone's speeding in a 25 MPH zone?
 

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Ok. So, what are we discussing? If you're just sharing an observation, it's law in most states that radar guns can only be used along non-pedesrtrian roadways. It was established a long time ago that the sight of radar guns are a distraction to drivers, making their presence in residential areas or areas of high pedestrian traffic too great a hazzard. That, and radar guns are more accurate at higher speeds (ie. highway speeds) than they are in stop-and-go traffic where they are largely useless.

Honestly, do you actually need a radar gun to tell you if someone's speeding in a 25 MPH zone?
No, but the courts need it or else the speeding tickets get thrown out
 

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there's actually a bill being worked on right now to throw that law out so even locals can use it but with a 20% max of their municipality budget going to ensure its not used as a revenue generator. Anything over would go to the state
 

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there's actually a bill being worked on right now to throw that law out so even locals can use it but with a 20% max of their municipality budget going to ensure its not used as a revenue generator. Anything over would go to the state
Hopefully it fails. Our cops generally not being armed tax collectors is one of the greatest features of this state. That would change overnight if this passes.
 

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It's a state law that only state troopers can use radar for speed enforcement. Not only that, they must be parked while running radar. Local cops can't use radar, they could only really get you by pacing. There have been no reported use of laser in Pennsylvania
Therefore, speed traps in towns are few and far between.
great defense ..in case..
 

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The crooked Philadelphia Highway Police use Vascar. They are some rude idiots too....thank god i know a few of them. At least last i cared to check they use Vascar.
They hardly do traffic enforcement. Philly PD has a lot of real crime to deal with.

There have been lots of bills to allow towns to use radar in the past 4 decades. None passed.
The current methods, besides pacing, require two or more cops to conduct a speed trap. And when someone fights a ticket, all the cops have to show up, or else the case is dismissed
 

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If they can only let towns keep 20% of their budget from traffic tickets, it might not even be worth it to basically run speed traps for free. When people fight them, they would even lose money by having to pay the cop overtime to go to court.
 

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They hardly do traffic enforcement. Philly PD has a lot of real crime to deal with.

There have been lots of bills to allow towns to use radar in the past 4 decades. None passed.
The current methods, besides pacing, require two or more cops to conduct a speed trap. And when someone fights a ticket, all the cops have to show up, or else the case is dismissed
Read my post.....not the cops....Philly Highway....they enforce traffic trust. Of course the regular PD dont enforce but the Highway Dept does.
 
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