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February 13, 2020

To the Editor:

The Pennsylvania legislature is desperate for new sources of revenue. They know that everyone has to drive. They know that speed limits are under-posted by 8 to 16 MPH 90 percent of the time. They know that the posted limits de facto make 85 percent of drivers into speeders, likely to get a “speeding” citation. An unfair tax by any other name.

To greatly simplify the chore of catching all the “speeders,” they want to arm municipal police with radar guns: Speed Trap Bill SB 607. This will open the floodgates for all of your money to flow into Harrisburg, municipali...

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