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Ice & Snow - Winter Driving


Ice & Snow Winter Driving Guide [/size]
If you must be on the road during winter weather, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers a few tips and reminders for navigating ice and snow.
When the weather requires running your vehicle's wiper blades, flick on the headlights, as well. And don't forget to remove any ice and snow that's collected on the hood and roof. Both are more than recommendations. PA state law requires the use of headlights when wipers are necessary. Motorists who do not comply with the law could face a fine of $25, but with fees and other associated costs, the penalty would approach $100. If snow or ice from your vehicle strikes another vehicle or person causing injury or death, you can be ticketed. The operator of the vehicle from which the snow or ice came is subject to a fine of $200 to $1,000 for each offense.
The online version of the winter driving guide will be available all winter on the PennDOT Traveler Information page, but a limited number of printed copies are available through local PennDOT District offices:
District 1: 814-678-7095 (Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties)
District 2: 814-765-0423 (Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties)
District 3: 570-368-4202 (Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Lycoming, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties)
District 4: 570-963-4044 (Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties)
District 5: 610-871-4555 (Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties)
District 6: 610-205-6800 (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties)
District 8: 717-787-1446 (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties)
District 9: 814-696-7101 (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties)
District 10: 724-357-2829 (Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties)
District 11: 412-429-5010 (Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties)
District 12: 724-439-7375 (Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties)


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