Failure to Steer Clear Could Result in Fines, Suspensions
PennDOT is reminding motorists about the Pennsylvania Steer Clear law that requires drivers to move to a lane that is not immediately adjacent to an emergency response area. This is in response to a state trooper being struck by a pickup truck in October while the trooper was removing debris from the roadway after an accident.
Beginning Saturday, December 5th and continuing through December 13th, over 200 digital signs throughout the state will be displaying a Steer Clear message to raise awareness. PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch released a statement urging people to “let PA workers, police, and emergency responders focus on doing their jobs and returning home safely every day.”
Move Over or Face A Fine
Failure to honor the Steer Clear law could result in a fine up to $250. In certain areas, the fine can be doubled. If a first-responder is hurt, the driver may lose their license for 90 days.
So Many Injuries Can Be Avoided
As Pennsylvania Injury Lawyers, we see too many people suffering from injuries that may have been avoided. Most times, the smallest amount of care applied to the situation could avoid harming anyone. If you are unfortunate enough to be injured by another person’s lack of care, you may be able to file an injury claim for negligence.
You May Be Entitled To Compensation
The Injury Lawyers at Handler Henning & Rosenberg have been helping people in Pennsylvania since 1922. Put our experience to work for you if you are injured by the negligence of another. We handle all injury claims including car accidents, premises liability, workers’ compensation, and if necessary, we can help you with a disability claim from Social Security – and if your claim has been denied, we can help with an SSD appeal. We offer a complimentary Free Case Evaluation so that you can talk to an attorney about your legal rights risk free. Make an informed decision by consulting with an attorney at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg today.