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McDonough police no longer allowed to use speed detection radar guns in 2014
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April 02, 2014 02:13 PM | 1942 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In a statement posted to her social media accounts, McDonough Councilwoman Sandra Vincent said that according to a letter received by the city on March 31 from the Department of Public Safety, the McDonough Police Department will no longer be allowed to use radar guns for the remainder of the year.

"The City of McDonough can re-apply for a permit to use radar guns in January 2015," she said.

Vincent said the council will be meeting to discuss specifically how to address and remedy the issue in the upcoming months.

"In order to be re-instated, the city must demonstrate to the Department of Public Safety our compliance with Georgia Law and the department's rules and regulations for speed detection device permits," she said.

"Additionally, the city must provide documentation showing that the police department has taken appropriate corrective action regarding citations issued during the period of non-compliance," Vincent said.

"While we work through this unfortunate error, I trust that all will embrace and govern themselves in a "safety first" manner and not use this period as a ticket to speed," Vincent said at the end of the statement.


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