Shippensburg Police Department


Fred A. Scott, Chief of Police


60 West Burd Street ~ Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 ~ Department: 717.532.7361 Fax: 717.532.2313

          Please pull over to the right for lights and siren....whether they are coming up behind you or driving on the other side of the road...Please pull over toward the right hand side for lights and siren         




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Pennsylvania School Bus Safety

Pa. School Bus Stop Laws
Do you know when to stop for a school bus?

Learn and obey the school bus laws. Learn the "flashing signal light system"

 that school bus drivers use to alert motorists of pending actions:

 Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.



Red flashing lights and extended stop arm indicate that the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off. Motorists must stop their vehicles and wait until the red lights stop flashing, and the extended stop sign is withdrawn before they can start driving again.

Roadway with a median separation

When a school bus stops for passengers,
only traffic following the bus must stop.  

Roadway with or without a center turning lane:

 When a school bus stops for passengers, where there is no physical barrier dividing the highway,
all traffic from BOTH directions must stop.


 No physical barrier seperates the roadway so all traffic must stop

Again no physical barriers, traffic in all directions must stop!
No physical barriers, traffic in all directions must stop!



No Text Zone :: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterNo Text Zone :: Sprint

No Text Zone :: Faulkner Honda1No Text Zone :: Faulkner Honda2

What the Law Does Pennsylvania's anti-texting law, effective March 8, 2012, encourages motorists to put their full focus on driving.

The law prohibits as a primary offense any driver from using an Interactive Wireless Communication Device (IWCD) to send, read or write a text-based communication while his her vehicle is in motion.

Defines an IWCD as a wireless phone, personal digital assistant, smart phone, portable or mobile computer or similar devices that can be used for texting, instant messaging, emailing or browsing the Internet.

Defines a text-based communication as a text message, instant message, email or other written communication composed or received on an IWCD.

Institutes a $50 fine for convictions under this section.

Makes clear that this law supersedes and preempts any local ordinances restricting the use of interactive wireless devices by drivers.

The penalty is a summary offense with a $50 fine, plus court costs and other fees.

The violation carries no points as a penalty and will not be recorded on the driver record for non-commercial drivers. It will be recorded on commercial drivers? records as a non-sanction violation.

The texting ban does NOT include the use of a GPS device, a system or device that is physically or electronically integrated into the vehicle, or a communications device that is affixed to a mass transit vehicle, bus or school bus. The law does not authorize the seizure of an IWCD.

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There seems to be some falsehoods regarding the use of Sun Screening in vehicles.    

A lot of people are under the impression that just because the PA Inspection Stations cannot reject the tinting that it was legal. The fact is even a car that had passed all Inspection Regulations and had a valid sticker could be illegal to operate in PA.

In fact, you will be charge with Title 75 Pa Vehicle Code Chapter 41 - Equipment Standards 

? 4107 - Unlawful activities.  (b)  Other violations. (2)  Operate, or cause or permit another person to operate, on any highway in this Commonwealth any vehicle or combination which is not equipped as required under this part or under department regulations or when the driver is in violation of department regulations or the vehicle or combination is otherwise in an unsafe condition or in violation of department regulations.

Nature of Offense ? Title 67 - Transportation, Article VII - Vehicle Characteristics,  Chapter 175 - Vehicle Equipment and Inspection, Subchapter O - VEHICLE SUN SCREENING DEVICES,  Section 175.263 Sun screening location - ? 175.263. Sun screening location.

 (a)  Windshields, side windows and side wings. A person may not operate, on a highway, a motor vehicle with a front windshield, side window or side wing that has been equipped with a sun screening device or other material which does not permit a person to see or view the inside of the vehicle. This subchapter does not prohibit the use of products or materials along the top edge of the windshield if the products or materials are transparent and do not encroach upon the AS-1 portion of the windshield as provided by FMVSS No. 205 and if the devices or materials are not more than 3 inches from the top of the windshield.

 (b)  Rear window. The rear window on a motor vehicle may be treated by the vehicle owner with a sun screening device or other material. If the rear window is treated with a sun screening device or other material, the vehicle shall comply with ?  175.264 (relating to mirrors). See Table X for specific requirements for vehicles subject to this subchapter.

 (c)  Louvered materials. Louvered materials may not reduce the area of driver visibility below 50% as measured on a horizontal plane.


Pa. Sun screening must conform to the standards of the PA Vehicle Equipment Regulations. The 70% light transmittance standard is measured by police with a light transmittance meter. The windows on most vehicles equipped with air conditioning only allow 77% light transmittance from the factory thereby prohibiting the use of sun screening.

Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Pennsylvania, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.


No tint is allowed on the windshield.

Front Side Windows

Must allow more than 70% of light in.

Back Side Windows

Must allow more than 70% of light in.

Rear Window

Must allow more than 70% of light in.


Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting films contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.

Front Side Windows

No metallic or mirrored appearance.

Back Side Windows

No metallic or mirrored appearance.



Restricted Colors

No colors of tint are explicitly banned.

Side Mirrors

Dual side mirrors are required if back window is tinted.

Certificate Requirements

Manufacturers of film do NOT need to certify the film they sell in the state.

Sticker Requirements


Medical Exemption

State allows medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.

What is the law about passing horse and buggy?


State law requires any slow moving vehicle to pull off the road at the first and safest opportunity to let the faster traffic pass. The slow moving vehicle may slow moving vehicles may then return to the roadway when the faster traffic has passed.


Title 75III. Operation of Vehicles; Chapter 33 Rules of the Road in General; Subchapter F Speed Restrictions Sub Section 3364 - Minimum speed regulation:


(a) Impeding movement of traffic prohibited.--Except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow
speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic.

(b) Slow moving vehicle to drive off roadway.- Except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law, whenever any person drives a vehicle upon a roadway having width for not more than one lane of traffic in each direction at less than the maximum posted speed and at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, the driver shall, at the first opportunity when and where it is reasonable and safe to do so and after giving appropriate signal, drive completely off the roadway and onto the berm or shoulder of the highway. The driver may return to the roadway after giving appropriate signal only when the movement can be made in safety and so as not to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic.

Horse & Buggy Drivers Manual



Are nightshade blackout taillights legal?


No, It may not be so obstructed by a screen, bar, auxiliary equipment or device of any kind as to obscure, change color of or obstruct the beam.


Title 67 Chapter 175 Vehicle Equipment and Inspection Section 175.125. Lighting and electrical systems.


(e) Condition and position of lamps. Lamps shall be properly fastened; direct light properly; be of a color not contrary to regulations relating to required motor vehicle lighting equipment; location of required equipment; and required motor vehicle lighting equipment); and may not be so obstructed by a screen, bar, auxiliary equipment or device of any kind as to obscure, change color of or obstruct the beam.



Can people stand along the roadway asking for donations?


No person shall stand on a roadway for the purpose of soliciting contributions from the occupant of any vehicle.


Title 75 Section 3545. Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.

No person shall:

(1) Stand on a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride.

(2) Stand on a roadway for the purpose of soliciting employment, business or contributions from the occupant of any vehicle.

(3) Stand on or in proximity to a highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.


Check with your local, county or state government for permission.

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Shippensburg Police Department has signed an agreement with

Better Days Animal League

12310 Mongul Hill Road

Shippensburg, Pa. 17257

Contact Shelter 717 532-3600


This organization believes in not killing animals.

It's mission is to dedicated to the principle that all life must be treated with value, dignity, and respect.


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