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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, April 22, 2014:
Southern Regional Police Chief James Boddington demonstrates a radar gun/York Daily Record photo
Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that doesn’t allow local municipal police officers to use radar to enforce speed limits. Under current law, only state police troopers can use radar.
The law is so old that few people can say for sure how it came to be.
Legislation has been proposed in both the Senate and House to allow full-time police officers working for full-service municipal or regional departments to use radar as a way to calculate driving speed and enforce driving laws.
Joining us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to discuss the proposed legislation are Tom King, President of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and Jim Nowalk, President of the Pennsylvania Mayors’ Association.
Chief Tom King
Also on Tuesday’s program, we’ll be discussing a national program, the Tire Rack Street Survival Driving Experience that provides young drivers the opportunity to see first-hand, the intense forces encountered while driving a car but under very controlled conditions.
In 2012, there were 1,310 fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways, and nationally, the number one killer of driver’s ages 16-19 is a car crash, accounting for more than 5,000 deaths.
A Street Survival Driving Experience is scheduled for June 28th in Mechanisburg. Two people instrumental in the program, Ken Trayer and Ron Turo appear on Smart Talk to talk about it and the benefits for teenage drivers and their families.
Ron Turo & Ken Trayer
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