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Pennsylvania Safe Driving Tips

As part of the State’s public safety education campaign, the Pennsylvania State Police “strive to ensure you are provided with information and services that will help you Be Smart, Be Aware and Be Safe at home, at work and in your communities.”

To be safe on the highway, the state police offer the following safe driving reminders:

  • Steer Clear Law. The ‘Steer Clear’ law requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle. This law will help prevent injuries to rescue personnel and disabled motorists.  Drivers are asked to follow the law and use common sense.
  • Clearing off your vehicle.  Although the winter weather is behind us, this reminder is pertinent year round and reminds drivers to clear their vehicle of any hazards.  This includes snow and ice in the winter, defogging the windshield and removing any debris that may fall from trees including leaves and twigs throughout the year. It is important to only drive with an unobstructed view, and to prevent objects from flying off your car onto another.
  • Your Headlights. When your windshield wipers are on, so should your lights. This law allows other drivers to see you during rainy conditions.
  • School Bus safety indicators. Yellow flashing lights on the bus indicate the bus is getting ready to stop and load or unload.  You need to slow down and get ready to stop. Red flashing lights and a stop signal arm indicate that the bus has stopped and that children are getting on or off.  You must stop your vehicle at least 10 feet before reaching the school bus, and you must remain stopped until the flashing red signal lights are no longer activated.

In addition to the above, it is important to remember that Pennsylvania just recently enacted an anti-texting law to help prevent distracted driving accidents.  Also, always buckle up and never drink and drive.

Our Pennsylvania truck accident attorneys join with the State Police in encouraging all drivers to follow the law and to use common sense when driving our highways.

About Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys

Munley Law is a Pennsylvania accident and injury law firm that represents car accident victims and their families throughout the state of Pennsylvania and the Northeast, including those injured in accidents that involve speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, fatigued driving, aggressive driving and careless driving in hazardous weather conditions. The Pennsylvania personal injury law firm’s additional practice areas include trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, toxic chemicals, workplace injuries, nursing home litigation and other serious accidents. To contact the law firm, use the firm’s online contact form.

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