PA Member Letter-to-the-Editor: Bill would expand speed traps for profits

Every governing body in Pennsylvania is desperate to find new sources of funding. Raising taxes is unpopular, and frankly, people don’t have any more money.

Enter the radar lobby to the rescue.

Speeding is seen as anti-social behavior that should be punished. This leads to aggressive speed enforcement: Give them tickets. What better way to give speeders what they deserve as well as get lots and lots of money? There’s a catch: The game has been rigged by people who think they know what the safest speeds are — local officials. This is what makes aggressive ticketing unfair, unnecessary and does not make the highways safer.