Municipal police deserve access to the tools they need to effectively enforce local speed limits on Pennsylvania’s roads. That is why I have introduced House Bill 1686 to allow all police in all municipalities to use radar and LIDAR, the latter of which is a method of light detecting and ranging. 

My bill requires municipalities to pass a local ordinance if they want to authorize radar use, meaning residents would have a chance to offer feedback before that ordinance is adopted. The community would also need to have signs placed on main roads alerting drivers to the possibility of radar detection. 

The bill requires local police to complete training prior to using radar and LIDAR. 

Similar legislation passed the Senate in 2016 and 2017. I encourage support of House Bill 1686 because speeding affects all communities and the safety of other motorists and pedestrians.