Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, a Republican from the Philadelphia suburbs who plans to introduce legislation abolishing traffic court, called it an institution ‘‘with a multi-generational tradition of dysfunction’’ and predicted Thursday’s indictment will accelerate consideration of the bill.
‘‘Traffic Court is not worth saving,’’ he declared.
No other county in Pennsylvania has a dedicated traffic court. Traffic offenses outside Philadelphia are typically handled by district judges who preside over a wide range of criminal and civil matters.
Rubinkam reported from northeastern Pennsylvania.