Auto Law

PA State Senate: Prior Convictions Mean Tougher Penalties for DUI-Related Vehicular Homicides

Signing Bill October 26th, 2018

  The Pennsylvania State Senate recently signed Senate Bill 961 into law. The change allows for tougher penalties for certain vehicle offenses by drivers under the influence—if the driver has previous DUI offenses on record. A link to the bill can be found here. The Purpose of the Bill Senate Bill 961 amends Title 75—the…

Continue Reading

Bills Proposed to Ban Driver Handheld Cell Phone Use in PA

July 12th, 2018

While a Pennsylvania law passed in 2011 prohibits texting while driving, speaking on a handheld cell phone while driving remains legal. In contrast, all of Pennsylvania’s neighboring states have enacted bans on such activity—including tough bills passed in New Jersey and New York. New bills proposed in the state seek to require the use of…

Continue Reading

Do You Know The Pennsylvania Autocycle Laws?

Autocycle May 11th, 2018

You may have seen a new category of motor vehicle on the highway that has three wheels, a steering wheel, and a driver’s seat that is neither car, nor motorcycle.  There are several manufacturers of these vehicles such as Elio Motors of Louisiana, and Polaris industries of Minnesota which makes its “Slingshot” model.  The Pennsylvania…

Continue Reading

Did You Know A New Law Will Affect The Way Pennsylvania Cracks Down on DUI Offenders?

August 7th, 2017

According to the most recent PennDOT report on crash statistics, alcohol was a contributing factor in almost 30% of car accident deaths in Pennsylvania.  This number has been increasing over the past ten years, and lawmakers want to put a stop to drinking & driving related fatalities. Drunken driving accidents are preventable, and it is…

Continue Reading

Do Minor Car Accidents Need to be Reported in Pennsylvania?

June 21st, 2016

Have you or someone you know ever been involved in a fender bender? You have, at the very least, driven past them on the highway during rush hour. Minor car accidents are fairly common and typically involve some property damage, but major injuries can also happen depending on the circumstance. If you are involved in a…

Continue Reading

Steer Clear Law: What is it?

August 13th, 2015

What is Pennsylvania’s Steer Clear Law? Pennsylvania’s Steer Clear Law was created in 2006. It was created in order to keep those in roadside situations safe. The Steer Clear Law requires motorists to move into another lane as they approach a tow truck, a traffic stop, or emergency responders on the side of the road. If you see emergency lights flashing, flares, signs, or any warning at…

Continue Reading