For Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, PennDOT and the PA State Police wanted to highlight driver safety laws that impact crash rates.
Angela Watson is an executive assistant in the multimodal deputate, but she also is an adventure travel junkie who loves the outdoors.
In May, PennDOT recognizes National Bike Month, but the focus on bicyclists and pedestrians goes beyond just one month for the department.
Highway Safety Law Awareness Week is a joint effort between PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police to highlight lesser-known laws.
Here’s a frightening Halloween statistic: Children are, on average, more than twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle and killed on Halloween
At some point every day, everyone is a pedestrian. Unfortunately, in Pennsylvania, pedestrian deaths have gone up — there were 172 in 2016.
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.
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.