Pennsylvania Road Conditions And Closures

Pennsylvania Launches Strict Work Zone Safety Laws - Pennsylvania's Secretary of Transportation Allen D. Biehler, P.E., marked the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week by outlining a number of new work zone safety laws that will be implemented on June 23. There will be zero tolerance for speeding in an active work zone. A motorist can now be cited for traveling even one mile per hour over the posted speed limit in an active work zone. Also, fines and points are doubled in all active work zones. As an additional deterrent to reckless driving in work zones, Act 229 also allows for courts to tack on an additional five-year jail sentence if a motorists is convicted of homicide by vehicle while traveling in an active work zone.

WORK ZONE SAFETY TIPS

If you encounter our work zones, please keep the following tips in mind for your safety and the safety of highway workers.

  • Drive the posted work zone speed limit.
  • Stay alert and pay close attention to signs and flaggers.
  • Turn on your headlights if signs instruct you to do so.
  • Maintain a safe distance around vehicles. Don't tailgate.
  • Use four-way flashers when stopped or traveling slowly.
  • Avoid distractions and give your full attention to the road.
  • Always buckle up.
  • Expect the unexpected.
  • Be patient.

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