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Pennsylvania motorcyclists and bicyclists rejoiced Sept. 18, 2016, when the state's "Ride on Red" law went into effect.
Whether it's cost savings or saving the environment, there are plenty of reasons why Pennsylvanians may choose to commute by bicycle.
Bicycles are considered vehicles in Pennsylvania.Which means cyclists have most of the same rights and responsibilities as motorists.
The good news is that we reached a record low in 2016 with 1,188 fatalities. To us, that's still 1,188 too many.
At PennDOT, we believe the most useful feedback comes from the user — our citizens!
Did you know PennDOT is directly responsible for nearly 40,000 miles of highway and roughly 25,000 bridges? We oversee programs and policies affecting highways, urban and rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports and waterways, in addition to administering the state's more than 11 million vehicle registrations and 8.8 million driver's licenses.
So, how do we do what we do? And how can we help you travel in Pennsylvania — whether it be for business or leisure — in safe and enjoyable manner? Read PennDOT Way to learn more about the department, what we do, and how and why we do it.