November 15, 2019

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With snow and ice prevalent in the harsh Pennsylvania winter, please use caution

when driving in these conditions. Please allow extra time to get to work in

these conditions, as crews work as quickly as they can to clear the road or

snow and clear crashes. While you may be driving the speed limit in a wintery

condition, it may still be too fast to be safe and is still a citable offense

under the Vehicle Code.

Wet leaves and gravel on the roadway can also be problematic for traction of your

vehicle.

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As a reminder, if you see an emergency vehicle approaching towards you or from

behind you, you are required to yield. Pull over as far as is safely

possible and allow them ample room to pass. Do not stop at the crest of a

hill. While you may be able to see over the hill, the emergency vehicle

which is passing, likely cannot. This means that any approaching traffic also

can not see the oncoming emergency vehicle, making it much more dangerous for

first responders.

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If there is a significant backlog (traffic) on the interstate from a crash or

roadwork and your vehicle is going to run out of fuel or overheat, please pull

as far from the travel lanes as you can and request help.

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In snow storms, please do not abandon your vehicles on the roads and

interstates. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense in order to clear

the snow, including the possibility of a citation under the Vehicle Code.

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Be mindful when consuming alcoholic beverages around the upcoming holidays, as

there is a strict no-tolerance policy for DUI.

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With the advent of online shopping, please be mindful of package theft and be

vigilant for suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

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As tax season approaches, keep in mind that the I.R.S. will not call you demanding

payment in the form of gift cards. Please be aware of such scams and do not

allow yourself to become a victim.

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Do not leave unattended vehicles running to warm up. This allows a potential

car thief easy access to steal your vehicle.

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Remember to update your addresses on your PA identification cards, driver's license, and

vehicle registrations.