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         


New Traffic Offenses

New Traffic Offenses (or Penalty Enhancements of existing Traffic Offenses) for 2007


NOTE: This is not intended to be an inclusive listing of all newly enacted Title 75 (PA Vehicle Code) legislation. Rather, this is a list of what may be potentially significant to the motoring public.


§ 3315 Passing and Overtaking Streetcars
Prohibits a driver from overtaking and passing to the left of a streetcar proceeding in the same direction, whether the streetcar is actually in motion or temporarily halted to receive or discharge passengers, where overtaking or passing requires driving in a lane normally used by traffic moving in the opposite direction. Also, prohibits a driver from overtaking and passing a streetcar which has stopped to receive or discharge passengers on the side on which passengers board or alight unit the doors of the streetcar are closed and passengers who are discharged have reached the side of the highway.

§ 3720 Snow and Ice Dislodged or Falling from Moving Vehicle
Subjects an operator of a moving vehicle to a fine if snow or ice is dislodged from their vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury as defined in § 3742 (Relating to Accidents involving Death or personal Injury).

§ 3327 Duty of Driver in Emergency Response Areas
Requires a person when approaching or passing an emergency response area to:
(1) Pass in a lane not adjacent to that of the emergency response area if possible; or
(2) If passing in a nonadjacent lane is impossible, illegal or unsafe, pass the emergency response area at a careful and prudent reduced speed reasonable for safely passing the emergency response area. The term emergency response area includes the area in which a Police Officer is conducting a traffic stop or systematic check of vehicles as long as the emergency vehicle is making use of visual signals meeting the requirements of 75 Pa. C. S. § 4571-4573.

§ 4302 Periods for Required Lighted Lamps
(a) General rule - The operator of a vehicle upon a highway shall display the lighted head lamps and other lamps and illuminating devices required under this chapter for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles, at the following times:
(1) Between sunset and sunrise.
(2) Any time when the operator cannot discern a person or vehicle upon the highway from a distance of 1,000 feet due to insufficient light or unfavorable atmosphere conditions, including rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, smoke or smog.
(3) Any time when the vehicles windshield wipers are in continuous or intermittent use due to precipitation or atmospheric moisture, including rain, snow, sleet or mist.

§ 3701.1 Leaving an Unattended Child in a Motor Vehicle
General Rule - A person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle may not permit a child under six years of age to remain unattended in the vehicle when the motor vehicle is out of the persons sight and under circumstances which endanger the health, safety or welfare of the child. It is a separate offense for each child left unattended.
Applicability - This section shall apply to the highways and traffic ways of this Commonwealth and for the purposes of this section only, the term “traffic ways” shall include, but not be limited to, parking lots.

§ 3733 Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer
Where a driver willfully fails or refuses to bring his vehicle to a stop, or otherwise flees or attempts to elude a pursuing Police Officer, when given visual or audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop.
Grading: The offense is a Felony 3, if the person while fleeing or attempting to elude a Police Officer is:
(1) Committing a violation of § 3802 Driving Under the Influence.
(2) Crosses a State Line.
(3) Endangers a law enforcement officer or a member of the general public due to the driver engaging in a high speed chase.
Other wise the offense is graded as a Misdemeanor 2.


Shippensburg Police Department  Phone - 717-532-7361  Fax - 717-532-2313        Last Modified :01/30/12 11:28 PM          Copyright 2008