– seat belt/teen reminders
With the new school year in full swing, PennDOT is reminding young drivers and
parents/caregivers alike of the state’s laws regarding child passenger safety.
Drivers or passengers under 18 years of age must buckle up. Children under 8
years old must be properly restrained. This is a primary law, which means that
police will pull you over, write you a ticket and if convicted, you’ll have to
pay a fine. To learn about recommendations on child safety seats as well as the
state’s law for wearing seat belts over age 18, visit JustDrivePA.com.
All drivers should be aware of fall driving hazards as October and November
approaches. Wet leaves, fog, sun glare, and frost are only a few of those
hazards. Hunting and mating season also causes deer to become more active.
PennDOT reminds driver to remain aware to changing driving conditions and avoid
distractions especially in unfamiliar surroundings. To learn more information
on fall driving, visit JustDrivePA.com.
With school back in session, PennDOT, Buckle Up PA, and the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration reminds teachers and students that a new Traffic
Safety School Program “Sit Back- It’s Elementary” has been developed. The
materials are designed to provide lifesaving messages to Elementary School
Students and reduce the number of unnecessary traffic related injuries and
deaths. For more information on the types of activities the program offers,