Category Archives: Traffic safety

What will the Longstown intersection look like? Check out PennDOT’s plans

Recently, I received an email from a reader saying he was looking for the plans for the Longstown intersection but could not find them. He wrote that “there has been a lot of speculation about how the roads are going … Continue reading

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Yellow Dot Program could help save your life

I spotted a link for the “Yellow Dot Program” on Southern Regional Police’s Facebook page today and wondered what it was. I clicked on the link to check it out. It’s a program that’s designed to help citizens in the … Continue reading

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Traffic changes coming to the I-83/Route 581 “York Split”

Drivers will see some new traffic patterns at the I-83/Route 581 “York Split” starting next week. I-83 North traffic is expected to shift onto the newly-widened portion of the highway. Crews plan to make the switch during the overnight hours … Continue reading

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New 3-way stop at Chambers/Camp Betty Washington intersection should help traffic move more safely, PennDOT says

State officials released more information Friday about a new 3-way stop going in at the intersection of Chambers and Camp Betty Washington roads in York Township. Message boards in the neighborhood have been warning drivers about the traffic change coming … Continue reading

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Who will be named the best new driver in York County?

Who will be named the best new driver in York County? That’s to be determined next week during the 23rd Annual York/Adams “Safe Driving Competition for Youth.” The event will be held Tuesday at South Western High School. It is … Continue reading

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Tilted sign on Leader Heights Road needs to be readjusted

A reader has been in touch with me about a sign that has been tilted — and now totally flipped — on Leader Heights Road in York Township. The sign indicates to drivers heading east on Leader Heights Road which … Continue reading

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I-83 drivers: What you need to know in Maryland

If you travel Interstate 83 or any other roads in Maryland, you need to remember that the new, hand-held cellphone ban is now in effect. Drivers can be pulled over if police see them holding a cellphone to their ear, … Continue reading

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PennDOT: It’s Walk or Roll to School Day

Today, schools and communities will focus on walking or riding a bicycle safely to school, according to the state Department of Transportation. It’s all part of International Walk to School Day. Some schools will take part in group walks, a … Continue reading

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School is back in session: Watch for buses and students

Many schools in York County opened their doors last week, and it’s a good time to remind drivers to watch for students and school buses. Under state law, you are required to stop at least 10 feet away from a … Continue reading

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See how a “diverging diamond interchange” — proposed for the Shrewsbury exit of I-83 — works

If you use the Shrewsbury interchange of Interstate 83, you know how jammed it can get, especially at rush hour or the holidays. Last week, transportation planners talked to Shrewsbury Township officials about an improvement for Exit 4. They have … Continue reading

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