Letter to the Editor
Municipal Police Radar Is a Bad Idea
November 27, 2019
To the Editor:
In reference to the article on Page A-6 of the Nov. 21, 2019, edition of the Herald about the Commonwealth of Pa. considering allowing municipal police officers to use radar for vehicle speed-limit enforcement, sadly, the speed kills myth is alive and well in Pennsylvania.
A real 25-state analysis was done of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, which showed that 1.6 percent of crashes are caused by excessive speed. Barely above zero, then.
Nowhere does anyone ever put into a bill that speed limits must be posted at the 85th percentile free-flowing tr...