PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 5, No. 39

September 29, 2020

PennDOT to resume motorcycle safety courses

PennDOT, through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program, is partnering with multiple vendors to resume motorcycle safety training classes for state residents through a statewide pilot program.

Tougher ‘Move Over’ bill passes unanimously in Pa. Senate

By a 49-0 vote, the Senate on Tuesday passed legislation that rebrands the state’s “Steer Clear” law enacted in 2017 to the “Move Over” law. It would assign points to a motorist’s license as well as doubles the current fines for those found failing to move over to a non-adjacent lane when approaching an emergency response area, or if that’s not possible, slowing to at least 20 mph below the speed limit.

DCNR designates planned Schuylkill-to-Susquehanna Greenway

To be classified as a Statewide Major Greenway, a corridor must be at least 50 miles long, pass through two or more counties, and be recognized in official planning documents. Major greenways also receive the highest priority when allocating trail funds.

Learn the benefits and basics of driving electric vehicles in a free webinar

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and PennDOT will hold a free public informational webinar on the benefits and basics of driving electric vehicles on Sept. 30 at 11 AM, and again on Oct. 1 at 6 PM as part of National Drive Electric Week.

Speed cameras slowing drivers through Pa. work zones

PennDOT says cameras set up in construction zones are slowing some drivers down — but not all.

 

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