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
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
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.
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.
Be mindful when consuming alcoholic beverages around the upcoming holidays, as
there is a strict no-tolerance policy for DUI.
With the advent of online shopping, please be mindful of package theft and be
vigilant for suspicious activity in your neighborhood.
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.
Do not leave unattended vehicles running to warm up. This allows a potential
car thief easy access to steal your vehicle.
Remember to update your addresses on your PA identification cards, driver's license, and