Heads up, everyone! A new state law went into effect this past week. Called the “Ride on Red” law, it allows PA drivers to go through some red lights. The law states that if a stop light isn’t responsive and if no one else is coming around you, you can legally drive through the intersection on the red light. It’s consider a common sense law to alleviate some problems in vehicles that can’t be detected by the existing red light system, such as motorcycles. Use common sense and caution when taking advantage of this law!
Although this new law is now in effect, it is your duty as a member of your community to drive your car safely, responsibly, and with regard for the well-being and safety of others. This is especially true to remember in cases where you’ve been drinking! Call a designated driver and save the life of not only yourself, but other innocent bystanders. Also play it safe and do not engage in distracted driving, such as talking on your cell phone or texting.
However, if you have been the victim of another’s negligent driving, Attorney Doug Stoehr is a central PA area attorney who takes cases for automobile accident victims. These cases may occur in situations where people have been injured or passed away due to the fault of another person, such as through car/pedestrian, bike, motorcycle, and truck accidents. For more information regarding his practice or to set up an initial consultation, please call his office at 814-515-9074.