Speeding Traffic Attorney

There are a variety of speed timing devices available to the police in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Although only radar may be used by members of the State Police, the devices used by the local police include devices that measure average speed between two points and devices which measure average speed between two road sensors. These types of devices can be manned by a single officer or can be used in conjunction with chase officers thereby leaving the timing officer to stay in one location. Radar detectors will offer no protection from the speed timing devices used by local police departments. Additionally, any police officer may time a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania by following that motor vehicle for at least three-tenths of a mile. Any speeding violation in Pennsylvania in excess of 5 miles per hour over the posted limit also carries points against a Pennsylvania driver’s license and may carry points against an out-of-state resident’s driver’s license. Pennsylvania residents, who are not commercial drivers, that receive speeding tickets outside of Pennsylvania are not subject to point assessments against their Pennsylvania driver’s license. It is important that anyone who receives a citation for speeding contact a traffic ticket attorney before making a decision on whether or not to plead guilty.

If you have received a ticket for speeding, whether it is your first ticket or not, contact a traffic ticket attorney right away to make sure your rights are protected. Our legal team serves all of South Central Pennsylvania including Gettysburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, York, Adams County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Perry County, York County and surrounding areas. 


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