Lawmakers tweak legislation that would install speeding cameras

House accelerates bill to catch speeders

Tony Romeo
June 12, 2018 - 9:01 pm

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears Philadelphia is a step closer to getting automated cameras to catch speeders. 

The state Senate has already passed a bill that would authorize a pilot program of cameras to catch speeders on Roosevelt Boulevard. 

On Tuesday, the House added an amendment that would add speeding cameras to a stretch of Henry Avenue as well. 

The House also approved another amendment offered by Republican state Rep. Tim Hennessy that would require speeding camera citations to include the distance traveled as well as the start and stop time captured by the camera.

"It would seem to me that we will dissuade a lot of people from trying to challenge this," he said. "By providing the extended information, they can do their own calculation [and] find out they were speeding."

If passed by the House, the amended bill — which would also authorize speeding cameras in active Pennsylvania roadway work zones — goes back to the Senate.