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New Pennsylvania law fines motorists for ignoring ‘road closed’ signs

11/14/2012

A new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore “road closed” or other safety warning signs and devices is now in effect.

Act 114, signed on July 5 by Gov. Tom Corbett, reinforces the critical need for all drivers to obey traffic control signs. The law aims to increase safety for motorists and emergency responders in areas where flooding or other hazardous conditions exist.

Under the law, motorists who drive around or through signs or traffic control devices closing a road or highway due to hazardous conditions:

  • Will have two points added to their driving records
  • Be fined up to $250

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