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A07057
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1281
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY MASTRIANO, K. WARD, ARGALL, ARNOLD, BROOKS,
DiSANTO, HUTCHINSON, MARTIN, MENSCH, PHILLIPS-HILL AND
YUDICHAK, AUGUST 31, 2020
REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION, AUGUST 31, 2020
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in licensing of drivers, further providing for
schedule of convictions and points; and, in rules of the road
in general, further providing for duty of driver in emergency
response areas.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Sections 1535(a) and 3327(a), (b) and (e.1) of
Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended
to read:
§ 1535. Schedule of convictions and points.
(a) General rule.--A point system for driver education and
control is hereby established which is related to other
provisions for use, suspension and revocation of the operating
privilege as specified under this title. Every driver licensed
in this Commonwealth who is convicted of any of the following
offenses shall be assessed points as of the date of violation in
accordance with the following schedule:
Section Number Offense Points
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1512
Violation of restriction on
driver's license. 2
1571 Violation concerning license. 3
3102
Failure to obey policeman or
authorized person. 2
3111.1 Obedience to traffic-control
devices warning of hazardous
conditions. 2
3112(a)(3)(i)
or (ii)
Failure to stop for a red
light. 3
3114(a)(1)
Failure to stop for a flashing
red light. 3
3302
Failure to yield half of
roadway to oncoming vehicle. 3
3303 Improper passing. 3
3304 Other improper passing. 3
3305 Other improper passing. 3
3306(a)(1) Other improper passing. 4
3306(a)(2) Other improper passing. 3
3306(a)(3) Other improper passing. 3
3307 Other improper passing. 3
3310 Following too closely. 3
3321
Failure to yield to driver on
the right at intersection. 3
3322
Failure to yield to oncoming
driver when making left turn. 3
3323(b) Failure to stop for stop sign. 3
3323(c)
Failure to yield at yield
sign. 3
3324 Failure to yield when entering
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or crossing roadway between
intersections. 3
3327(a) Failure to move over in
emergency response area. 2
3332 Improper turning around. 3
3341(a)
Failure to obey signal
indicating approach of train. 2
3341(b)
Failure to comply with
crossing gate or barrier. 4
(and 30 days' suspension)
3342(b) or (e)
Failure to stop at railroad
crossings. 4
3344
Failure to stop when entering
from alley, driveway or
building. 3
3345(a)
Failure to stop for school bus
with flashing red lights. 5
(and 60 days' suspension)
3361
Driving too fast for
conditions. 2
3362
Exceeding maximum speed.--Over
Limit:
6-10 2
11-15 3
16-25 4
26-30 5
31-over 5
(and departmental hearing
and sanctions provided
under section 1538(d))
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Exceeding special speed limit
in school zone. 3
(and 60 days' suspension
for a second or subsequent
offense)
3365(c)
Exceeding special speed limit
for trucks on downgrades. 3
3542(a)
Failure to yield to pedestrian
in crosswalk. 2
3547
Failure to yield to pedestrian
on sidewalk. 3
3549(a)
Failure to yield to blind
pedestrian. 3
3702 Improper backing. 3
3714(a) Careless driving. 3
3745
Leaving scene of accident
involving property damage
only. 4
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§ 3327. Duty of driver in emergency response areas.
(a) General rule.--When approaching or passing an emergency
response area, a person, unless otherwise directed by an
emergency service responder, shall:
(1) pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency
response area, if possible; or
(2) if passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible,
illegal or unsafe, pass the emergency response area at a
[careful and prudent reduced] speed at least to no more than
20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit and
reasonable for safely passing the emergency response area.
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(b) Penalty.--Any person violating subsection (a) commits a
summary offense and shall, upon conviction, pay:
(1) For a first offense, a fine of [not more than $250]
$500.
(2) For a second offense, a fine of [not more than $500]
$1,000.
(3) For a third or subsequent offense, a fine of [not
more than $1,000] $2,000.
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(e.1) Public awareness.--The department shall educate the
public of the provisions of this section [as it deems
appropriate] periodically throughout the year and maintain
information on the department's publicly accessible Internet
website. The department shall refer to the education effort as
the "Move Over" campaign.
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Section 2. This act may be referred to as the Move Over Law.
Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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