Under the Radar: House bill aims to protect ‘vulnerable’ road travelers
February 9, 2020
HARRISBURG, PA – Legislation that passed the state House would call for stiffer penalties for careless driving that injures “vulnerable” highway users, like pedestrians, bicyclists and those riding in horse-and-buggies.
“Pennsylvania’s highways have a high percentage of users who are not riding in vehicles that serve as steel cages with air bags and seat belts,” said state Rep. Brett Miller, R-Lancaster, the author of the legislation. “We’ve all seen reports of the horrific tragedies that can result when these people are hit by a careless driver who is operating what is essentially a 4,000-pound projectile.”« Back to News