If you come upon an incident along the side of the
road that involves an emergency responder, please
remember to Steer Clear.
Please remember under Pennsylvania’s Steer Clear
Law, motorists are required to move at least one lane
away from the incidents.
Emergency responders can include: law enforcement,
tow truck operators, Department of Transportation
vehicles involved in emergency assistance, and other
If you cannot move over because of traffic or other
conditions, you must reduce your speed.
Failure to move over or slow down will not only result in
a citation that carries a fine of up to $250, but drivers
cited for traffic violations in these situations will face
double fines. If that violation leads to a worker being
injured, a 90-day license suspension could result.