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Police Speed Enforcement Tactics in Pennsylvania

Understanding the speed enforcement tactics and equipment used in Pennsylvania
can save you from getting an expensive speeding ticket!

Pennsylvania Radar Detector and Laser Jammer Laws

Radar detectors
and laser jammers are legal in passenger cars in the state of Pennsylvania.

Points of Interest

  • The only law enforcement agency in Pennsylvania that allowed to operate police radar guns are the State Police and only when in stationary mode.
  • The State of PA has a contract with Laser Ally and have purchased units, however have not received any reports of police using laser in PA.
  • Local agencies use ENRADD and/or VASCAR for speed enforcement.
  • Member of non-resident compact.

Phone/Texting Laws

  • Texting ban law.
  • Local bans on handheld cell phones while driving.

Aircraft Enforcement

Pennsylvania does have a variety of aircraft they can utilize for traffic enforcement including six Bel 407GX helicopters.


Police do speed enforcement using both rear and forward facing pacing.

Red Light and/or Photo Radar Enforcement


Police Radar Enforcement

State procurement records over the past 5-years indicate that the following police radar guns are used by both state and local police agencies.

  • Decatur Genesis K-band
  • Kustom Signals Falcon HR K-band
  • Kustom Signals KR10 K-band

Police Laser Enforcement

None reported, however the state has purchased several Laser Ally laser guns.


Police do utilize VASCAR speed timing equipment.

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