PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 20

May 15, 2023

PennDOT says motorcycle safety is a choice

As the weather gets warmer, more and more motorcycles will be on the roads. Officials in Pennsylvania are reminding drivers to use extra care. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Number of PA motorcycle riders is declining

Data released by PennDOT show the state is slowly but surely losing the number of motorcycle riders in the state. There were 60,000 fewer in 2022 than there were in 2015.

PennDOT, PSP reminding PA riders, drivers to practice safety 

PennDOT, PA State Police, and motorcycle safety advocates joined forces to promote and encourage the safe operation of all vehicles.

PA Senate committee approves electric scooter legislation

Senate Bill 692 would allow certain municipalities the ability to approve the program locally. This includes ordinances, policies, and regulations for the safety, operation and management of the scooters.

2 PA metro areas among top 10 best for public transportation: report

The Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington area scored the second overall spot on the list with a composite score of 92.4 out of 100. Pittsburgh laid claim to the number 10 ranking with an 85.3.

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