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Smart Talk Friday is a fast-paced program featuring thoughtful and engaging conversations about the politics, policy and people who are shaping Pennsylvania’s future. Host Scott LaMar and WITF Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson invite your multimedia interaction before, during and after the program.
Hosts: Scott LaMar and Mary Wilson
What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, November 27:
Are you traveling by car this Thanksgiving weekend? AAA says more than 43 million Americans have travel plans and about 90% will drive to their destination.
That means there will be a lot of vehicles on the road. More than a few may be breaking laws such as speeding, not yielding to traffic, texting while driving, or passing in a no passing zone.
Those are amongst the laws most often disobeyed by motorists. However, there are other laws that drivers simply aren't sure of. For example, when is it lawful to pass on the right side or when must a vehicle yield to a pedestrian?
That's where Wednesday's Smart Talk comes in. In what has become a Thanksgiving holiday tradition, Pennsylvania State Trooper and Public Information Officer Adam Reed appears on the program to answer questions about the laws of the land related to motor vehicles and driving.
During a high traffic volume weekend when bad weather is a possibility, we'll also ask about laws concerning driving too fast for conditions or when headlines should be.
Do you have a question for Trooper Reed?
Trooper Reed pores over the 2,000 page State Police crimes code before joining Scott for Smart Talk
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