Traffic Safety Information Center

Traffic Safety Information Aggressive Driving Aggressive Driving

Aggressive Driving

Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the leading causes of highway crashes and fatalities in Pennsylvania.

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Bicycle / Pedestrian Safety

While Just Drive PA focuses on changing driver behavior, bicyclists and pedestrians can also take steps to enhance highway safety.

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Child Passenger Safety

PennDOT cares about protecting our children and encourages all adults to take the responsibility of keeping them safe when riding in a vehicle.

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Anything that causes you to either take your attention away from driving, take your eyes off of the road or take your hands off of the wheel is a distraction.

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Fall Driving

PennDOT reminds motorists that wet leaves, fog, sun glare and frost are a few driving hazards that they will encounter this fall.

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General Driving Safety

In addition to specific traffic safety areas, PennDOT also emphasizes drowsy driving, distracted driving and rural road safety. Each of these topics play an important role in highway safety in Pennsylvania.

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Heavy Trucks

Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility, whether they are driving a truck or a passenger vehicle. Motorists and truckers need to respect each other and remember to share the road.

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Impaired Driving

One of the common misconceptions that impacts people when they are drinking is how much alcohol they are actually consuming.

Traffic Safety Information Infrastructure Infrastructure


Along with enforcement and education, another key component of traffic safety is engineering. PennDOT performs numerous engineering improvements to enhance your safety along the highways.

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Motorcycle Safety

With motorcycle use on the rise in Pennsylvania, PennDOT continues to focus on improving motorcycle safety.

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Older Driver

While growing older does not necessarily constitute a safety risk, when to stop driving is a decision that should be made by the mature driver and the mature driver´s family.

Railroad Safety

Railroad Safety

The national leader with 58 operating railroads, Pennsylvania continues to educate motorists and pedestrians on the importance of railroad safety through Operation Lifesaver.

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School Bus Safety

Students, parents, teachers, administrators, transportation personnel and the motoring public all play important roles in keeping our children safe while on or around the school bus.

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Seat Belts

Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against injury or death in the event of a crash.

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Winter Driving

Preparation is one key to successfully navigating winter roads. Winter weather can bring unexpected conditions, so make sure that both you and your vehicle are ready for ice and snow.

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Work Zone

While PennDOT and its industry partners are busy improving the 40,000 miles of roadway and 25,000 bridges in its care, we urge motorists to keep safety in mind.

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Young Driver

PennDOT continually looks for ways to enhance the driver's license issuance process for teens while maintaining a balance between safety and mobility.