Community Traffic Safety Program

The Seatbelt Safety Program addresses highway safety issues including occupant protection, DUI awareness, safe vehicle, safe driving, aggressive driving safe communities and rail-highway crossing safety.
It’s a jungle out there. As traffic increases and lives get busier, it’s no wonder that dangerous driving behaviors are on the rise. Motorists have named aggressive driving – speeding, tailgating, red-light running and other dangerous behaviors – as the number one threat to highway safety.


While you are driving…


As a reminder, with all the roadway construction in the area, please remember to drive safely in these work zones. Please reduce your speed and turn on your headlights. It is necessary for drivers in vehicles with daytime running lights to turn on the headlights to activate their taillights. Fines for certain violations can be doubled in these active areas.

Pennsylvania also has a STEER CLEAR law, which means motorists are required to move to a lane that is not adjacent to the scene of an emergency response, police stop, or a tow truck picking up an abandoned vehicle. If drivers cannot move over because of traffic or other conditions, they must reduce their speed. The law applies any time an emergency vehicle has its lights flashing and where road crews or emergency personnel have lighted flares or posted signs. Failure to move over or slow down can result in a summary offense that carries a fine of up to $250. In addition, fines will be doubled for traffic violations occurring in these areas. If that violation leads to a worker being injured, a 90-day license suspension could result. Note that when police are not present, the law allows road workers and emergency responders to report violations by motorists. Law enforcement can issue citations based on these reports.

Carseat Check Moscow

 


Information and Resources


Car Seat Checkup

Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program

PennDot Emergency Contact Information System


Tips for Fall/Winter


Winter Driving Tips

 Tips for a Ticket-Free Holiday Season

 Click-It or Ticket Information


Lackawanna County Public Safety Announcements


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Drunk DrivingDrunk driving is simply not worth the risk. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for impaired driving can be significant. Violators often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, attorney fees, time away from work, and dozens of other expenses.

Don’t take the chance. Drunk driving is a serious crime. Remember: Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.


Administrative Contacts


Christina Sullivan
Coordinator | Community Traffic Safety Program
135 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor | Scranton, PA | 18503
570.963.6743 x1873 | E-mail: sullivanc@lackawannacounty.org

Serving Lackawanna & Pike Counties


Location


Community Traffic Safety Program
135 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor
Scranton, PA 18503

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