“Steer Clear” Becomes “Slow Down Move Over” Law in PA
Harrisburg, PA – SB1281, Act 105, Pennsylvania’s Steer Clear Law has changed. While the Pennsylvania government has still left it as a summary offense, the name and the penalties have been increased for violations of the Move Over law.
Section 3327 (a) of the revised traffic law, under A (1), is assessed now for great bodily injury and death. This was overlooked in the original legislation, causing the inability to charge a subject for higher fines as the result of a collision.
Retired Pennsylvania State Trooper, Sgt Bob Bemis, sees this as a win and a first step toward taking corrective actions against negligent drivers in the state. “I feel this is a huge step [...]