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Senate votes to let local Pa. police use radar to catch speeders

Pennsylvania

Right now, only state police can use radar

Bill passes to allow local Pa. police to use radar

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A proposal to allow local police to use radar to catch speeding motorists is on its way to the state House after nearly unanimous approval in the Senate.

Senators voted 49 to 1 on Tuesday for a bill that local departments have long sought.

Current Pennsylvania law lets only state police use radar, while local police must use other methods to figure out how fast people are driving.

A similar measure passed the Senate during the last session but died in the House.

If the proposal is enacted, local governments would have to post signs warning motorists that they are using radar.

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