Shippensburg Police Department


Fred A. Scott, Chief of Police


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

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April 26, 2014

Shippensburg, PA - On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Shippensburg P.D, Shippensburg E.M.S.and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Shippensburg Police Dept. at 60 W. Burd Street. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.


This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.


DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an "ultimate user" (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents' controlled substances in certain instances.



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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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