A decades-long debate over enforcing local speed limits is about to resurface. Pennsylvania mayors and local police chiefs have banded together to form the “Radar Coalition.”
Members united over their shared covetous feelings toward the radar guns used by state police to identify vehicles going over the speed limit. State law bans local police from using the same tool.
Jim Nowalk, mayor of Whitehall in Allegheny County, said his police officers tell him enforcing speeding laws on hills and curved roads is too difficult without radar.