Friday, September 7, 2012

New Law Cracking Down on Drivers Who Ignore Road Closed Signs

A new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore road closed or other safety warning signs and devices is now in effect according to PennDOT. The law aims to increase safety for motorists and emergency responders in areas where flooding or other hazardous conditions exist. Under the law, motorists who drive around or through signs or traffic control devices closing a road or highway due to hazardous conditions will have two points added to their driving records and be fined up to $250. If the violation results in a need for emergency responders to be called, the fine is increased to between $250 and $500.

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