Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ‘generally supportive’ of bill that would allow local police to have radar (NMA Mention)

The National Motorists Association is against this bill.

“I think there’s a lot of reasons not to do it. And I think sometimes lidar and radar are not accurate. That’s a really tricky thing. Depends on how police use them, how they’re trained to use them, how soon they’re calibrated. All of those things,” said Shelia Dunn, a spokesperson for the National Motorists Association.

Dunn also said there are concerns about speed traps, policing for profit, and discouraging out-of-town travelers who might get confused.

“It’s not really right, it’s not really fair, and, you know, sometimes small towns put a lot of pressure on the police force to make money for the towns,” Dunn said.