Friday, May 27, 2005
Yeah, it's about time that this was impressed on people. It's right in the drivers manual here in PA, but people just don't want to 'disturb the crime scene'.
- "Steer It Clear" is now the law in Pennsylvania.
The new statute is designed to keep traffic moving when there's a minor accident. It requires drivers involved in a fender-bender to move their cars out of the line of traffic.
State Representative Kate Harper says it's a safety issue. She says people driving along may not be aware of an accident ahead and end up plowing into the vehicles involved in the initial crash. Harper says emergency responders are sometimes injured or killed because of those secondary accidents.
Under the new law, drivers who don't move their cars could face a $50 fine.