Hatboro Council Supports Laws Allowing Speed-Detecting Radar

Council passed a resolution calling on state lawmakers to support two pieces of legislation that would allow for municipal police to use speed-timing radar equipment.

Hatboro Borough Council wants local police to be able to use radar to monitor speed and they’ve passed a resolution showing their support for the measure.

Borough Council passed the resolution Monday, according to MontgomeryNews.com.

“Pennsylvania is the only state in the United States of America that gives its municipal police a law enforcement mandate and then prohibits them from using a common and effective piece of speed-timing equipment that the Pennsylvania State Police are permitted to use,” the resolutions reads.

The resolution calls on state lawmakers to support two pieces of legislation that would allow for municipal police to use speed-timing radar equipment. 
Suzanne May 24, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Sorry. I neglected to say that residents are not subject to the parking restrictions in West Chester. The signs there are designed to reserve parking spaces for the residents. That's why it works.
K. Thom. June 08, 2014 at 11:40 PM
So Suzanne supports discrimination in how laws are enforced. That sounds fantastic and just about par for the course in where our country's headed.
Suzanne June 09, 2014 at 09:55 PM
K. Thom: If you lived in a place without off street parking and returned to your home to find no place to park your car because people who don't live in your neighborhood had taken all the spaces you might feel differently. There must always be a balance between liberty and license. But ultimately it comes down to selfishness. If someone is of the opinion that it is acceptable behavior to deprive a homeowner of a place to park their car then further discussion is pointless.
K. Thom. June 10, 2014 at 07:34 PM
You said it yourself. You're being selfish and trying to use the law to acheive it. The law is supposed to be applied equally to everyone not just to make your walk home shorter. If you dont like street parking you had the option not to move there. You knew it was offstreet parking now you want it changed for yourself because you regret your decision.
Joe Gabel June 10, 2014 at 07:59 PM
K. Thom. I have no idea who you are but it sounds to me you may be one of these train commuters. If I'm wrong, so be it. But I deal with these commuters parking in front of my house, behind my driveway. This is relatively new to us, something happened about 6 months ago. We are about 1/4 mile from the station, we never had anyone parking on our street. This past week, someone parked their Cadillac SUV next to my driveway and left it there for 3 nites and 4 days. They picked it up sometime Friday. Yesterday, as I was leaving for work, there it is again at the base of our driveway. It was there overnight again. When I got home today it was gone. So someone is using our street as a "safe" overnight parking area.


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