Immediate Attention: Ask PA State House Members to vote NO on HB606—police LIDAR


Dear NMA Pennsylvania Members,

The state’s House Transportation will vote on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, on HB606, a bill to allow municipal police to use radar, and LIDAR will come up.

HB606 will NOT require 85th percentile speed limits. It does allow tickets at a mere 6 mph over the speed limit. Calibration requirements for all speed-timing devices are weakened. Why not ensure the devices are regularly calibrated?

The wording is confusing, as the bill rewrites many definitions, and it would authorize some devices not currently permitted in the state. Many past radar bills had safeguards for drivers, but this bill does not.

To ensure that drivers’ rights are protected, it would be helpful to urge a vote of NO on HB 606. Consider contacting all of your officials, just in case this bill moves quickly. Find your PA representative and PA senator here, and contact Governor Wolf here. We will send you another alert if this bill makes it out of committee.

When you contact your elected representatives, you may also want to convey that you are opposed to automated traffic enforcement and want those laws repealed.

Thank you for supporting the rights of motorists in Pennsylvania.

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