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PennDOT, State Police Highlight Traffic Law Updates, Importance to Highway Safety

PennDOT, State Police Highlight Traffic Law Updates, Importance to Highway Safety

Harrisburg, PA – To reinforce the importance of specific state laws, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards and Acting Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Commissioner Robert Evanchick urge drivers to review and obey driver safety laws that were recently updated and impact crash rates yearly.

“Highway Safety Law Awareness Week is one of our most popular ways to raise state awareness on laws that are very important to our residents’ safety,” Richards said. “We continue to use education, community outreach, and social media, with partners, like the Pennsylvania State Police, to create behavioral change.”

Ahead of the state’s Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, which runs from February 17-23, the agencies advised drivers of the following updates and safety reminders. Each law will be the subject of a short video shared on the PennDOT Facebook page throughout the week:

“By learning and obeying the rules of the road, we can all do our part to reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and deaths on Pennsylvania’s roads,” said Acting Commissioner Evanchick. “Safe driving starts with wearing a seat belt – every trip, every time – and never driving aggressively, distracted, or while impaired.”

Join the conversation on social media using #PATrafficLaw on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information on highway safety, visit www.PennDOT.gov/safety.