Q: I'm in a position where I am often asked about Pennsylvania's Driving Laws.
Can you share answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our laws?
A: Pennsylvania Law requires you to:
Use your headlights when you use your windshield wipers
Remove ice and snow from your vehicle If injury or death occurs by ice or snow flying from your vehicle, you can be ticketed.
Use a left turn lane, if one exists, to turn left to cross traffic You are not to make the turn from the traffic lane.
Use the left turn lane, when it exists, to get out of the flow of traffic to turn left It is nota passing lane or merging lane.
Steer clear or move over if you come upon an incident along the side of the road that involves an emergency responder Emergency responders can include law enforcement, firefighters, tow truck operators and medical and other emergency personnel. If you cannot move over because of traffic and other conditions, you must reduce your speed.
Drive unimpaired DUI is not just Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. If you drive under the influence of prescription or over-the-counter medication that impairs your ability to drive safety, you can be arrested for DUI.
Be responsible for appropriately securing any child passenger under age 18 in your vehicle It is a primary law.
Learn about these and other Pennsylvania driving laws while sharpening your driving skills AND saving money on your car insurance. If you are age 55 and older, consider taking a Mature Operator Drivers Class.
"Sadie Says..." is brought to you by the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition's Safe Communities Task Force, whose members include AAA North Penn, AARP, Area Agency on Aging and regional transportation and highway safety advocates.