Road Rules: Steer Clear Law

In September of 2006, Pennsylvania passed a law in which motorist are required to move over to the far lane or slow to a safe speed when approaching an emergency response area.   The law is under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code section 3327- Duty of driver in emergency response areas.  What does the law require? […]

Road Rules: Pickup Truck Safety

Please be aware of  and follow all regulations when driving your pickup truck vehicle. Federal standards require that vehicle occupant compartments be designed to protect occupants during a crash. Pickup truck beds are designed to carry cargo, not people, and are not intended to provide protection in a crash. Additionally, children and adults can easily […]

Road Rules: COVID-19 Travel Regulations

On March 16th, Governor Wolf issued a shut down order for the entire state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 outbreak with few exemptions for essential travel Allowable Essential Travel Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities (see below for details about life-sustaining business […]

Road Rules: Winter Driving Rules

Regardless of whether there’s snow on the ground, it’s important to  prepare for winter and all that it brings. Preparation is especially important for successfully navigating winter roads. Since winter weather can bring unexpected conditions,  make sure that your vehicle is ready for ice and snow. For the majority of Pennsylvania, all-season radial tires that […]

Road Rules: Increased Deer Activity

With autumn among us and the earlier onset of nightfall, motorists should be prepared for the increase in deer activity and watch carefully for deer darting across the roadways. Deer movement increases during the fall breeding season, making it all the more important for motorists to drive defensively and stay alert, especially at dawn and […]

Road Rules: Bus Safety Tips

Each day in Pennsylvania, school buses carry 1,500,000 children to and from school, transporting them more than 400,000,000 miles each year. Every year, children are needlessly injured or killed by drivers passing stopped school buses, and 1,000 motorists have their licenses suspended, receive five points on their driving records, and face $250 fines for failing […]

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Flooding is the leading cause of severe weather-related deaths in the U.S. claiming on average nearly 100 lives a year. Most of these deaths occur in motor vehicles when people attempt to drive through flooded roadways. Many other lives are lost when people walk into or near flood waters. This happens because people underestimate the […]

Road Rules: Aggressive Driving Enforcement Wave

Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of highway crashes and fatalities in Pennsylvania. According to PennDOT reports, there were 31,083 crashes involving speeding in 2016, including 458 fatalities. Tailgating was involved in 6,879 crashes, seven of which were fatal. To deter aggressive drivers, PennDOT partners with state and local police […]

Road Rules: Bicycle Laws

  Did you know that bicycles are subject to the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code?  Chapter 35 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code specifically spells out that bicycle operators must follow the same laws a motor vehicle drivers when on public roadways, including observance of stop signs and traffic signals, riding on the right side of the road, […]

Road Rules: Motorcycle Safety Tips from Sergeant Brian Griesser

As the warm weather approaches, the West Goshen Police Department Traffic Safety Division would like to remind you to be aware of motorcycles on the roadway.  The following are some safety tips and facts to help keep our roadways safe for everyone: With thousands of deaths each year, motorcyclists are overrepresented in crashes and fatalities. […]