ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Local police departments across the state could soon use radar to enforce speed limits.
This is a move that would more than likely impact drivers.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
It was on Tuesday, when the State Senate passed a bill that would give local police departments power to use radar.
Senators voted 49-1 for the legislation.READ MORE: State Police In Kittanning Searching For Arson Suspect Following Reported Domestic Incident
There are some requirements within the bill such as
- Requirement for local jurisdictions to pass an ordinance
- Police training in using radar guns
- Rules for regular testing and calibration of the devices
Convictions for speeding based on radar would not be allowed if the driver is going less than 70 mph and the recorded speed is less than 10 mph over the posted limit. For higher speeds, the driver would have to be going at least 6 mph over the limit.
For the first three months of use, only warnings would be issued to drivers.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
There a few more steps that need to be made before this become law. It still needs to pass the State House and receive Governor Tom Wolf’s signature.