Category Archives: Traffic safety

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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A look at line painting on the roads from PennDOT’s numbers

Now that the weather has turned warmer, drivers will be seeing line painting crews out on the road. During the next several months, crews with the state Department of Transportation will be painting more than 120,000 miles of traffic lines … Continue reading

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Maryland commuters: New law will make it easier for police to stop drivers using cell phones

Maryland commuters: If you’re still haven’t put down the cell phone while you’re driving, you’ll need to know that it will soon be easier for police to stop and ticket you for the violation. The law is changing this fall. … Continue reading

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Are roving DUI patrols planned in York County for Super Bowl weekend?

It’s Super Bowl weekend, and that means party time for some people. But if you’re planning to imbibe, you need to make plans to get home safely. Police in Lancaster County will be conducting roving DUI patrols this weekend, according … Continue reading

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Do you have junk in the trunk?

Here’s a story I’m working on this week. It’s about “junk” in the trunk of your vehicle. State Farm and KRC Research did a survey recently and found that only 9 percent of drivers carried all of the emergency roadside … Continue reading

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