Pennsylvania proposes tougher truck rules

| Monday, February 11, 2002

Pennsylvania Rep. Richard Geist (R-Altoona) has proposed legislation aimed at reducing truck accidents in the state, particularly in construction zones. The bill is scheduled to be introduced in coming weeks.

The proposal would the penalties for brake violations from $50 to $1,000 and requires safety inspections before registration renewal. It also would require drug and alcohol testing after a major accident, and would increase the penalties for speeding in a work zone.

The bill also includes several measures aimed at increasing work zone safety, including double fines and allowing license suspension for speeding in a work zone. To contact Rep. Geist, call (814) 946-7218.

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