Pa. Senate passes bill to let local police use radar for speed enforcement (NMA Mention)

There is some continuing opposition to the bills from the National Motorists Association, a grassroots organization dedicated to the preservation of drivers’ rights.

In an alert posted to members of that organization about Rothman’s bill this spring, the NMA noted that by PennDOT’s own counts, traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania reached an all-time low in 2019, a development that occurred without “municipal police being able to use RADAR for predatory speed enforcement.”

NMA member Thomas McCarey wrote that means “arming municipal police with radar guns at this time… is evidence of an agenda to give financial aid to commercial radar interests; to give financial aid to municipal governments; and to give financial aid to the state.”