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Rules of the road explained

Questions about Pa. driving laws or rules?

  • Scott LaMar


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Airdate: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

More Americans travel during Thanksgiving week than any other time of the year. In fact, the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving is when the most volume of travelers are on the road. According to AAA, there will be more than 53 million people traveling by vehicle, air or rail this year.

The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest party nights of the year which could lead to more drivers operating vehicles while intoxicated. Also, Pennsylvania’s deer season begins on Saturday so there probably will be more hunters driving to their camps on Friday and that also could mean more deer activity on roadways too..

The Pennsylvania State Police and local law enforcement agencies are patrolling the roads to ensure motorists obey traffic laws. However, with so many laws on the books, it can be challenging for motorists to keep track of them all.  

Appearing on Tuesday’s Smart Talk are Fritzi Schreffler, PennDOT District 8 Safety Press Officer and Corporal Brent Miller, Director, Department Public Information of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Visit for live, updated traffic conditions. 


This question was brought up on today’s show.

Can you make a right turn on a red arrow signal? Provided there is no “No Turn on Red” sign.

Yes, provided there is no “No turn on red” sign.

PSP was correct on today’s show. PennDOT also confirmed this.

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