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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: December 21, 2012 02:45 PM
From: Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: Local Radar / LIDAR
In the very near future, I will be re-introducing legislation (SB526) to amend the Vehicle Code to permit full-time municipal police officers employed by full-service police departments or regional police departments to use radar or LIDAR for speed enforcement. These electronic speed devices will only be permitted for use by trained officers in counties of the first class, second class, second class A or third class.

Each political subdivision that elects to use radar or LIDAR speed meters shall report the municipal revenue generated from speed enforcement citations annually to the Pennsylvania State Police. In the event the municipal share of revenue generated from speed enforcement citations exceeds 5% of the total municipal budget or 5% of the regional police department budget, such revenue must be remitted to the Pennsylvania State Police for traffic safety purposes. Political subdivisions must also erect official warning signs within 500 feet of a municipal border indicating that speed metering devices are being used. No points will be assigned to an operator of a motor vehicle unless the speed recorded is ten or more miles per hour in excess of the legal speed limit.

Introduced as SB1428