Pennsylvania work-zone headlight law in effect

| 2/27/2003

Drivers traveling through Pennsylvania work zones must make sure their headlights are on under a new law, according to a statement from the state Transportation Department.

In an attempt to prevent deaths and injuries because of work zone accidents, the law, which went into effect Feb. 21, mandates that headlights be turned on in signed work zones. Violations are punishable by a $25 fine.

The infraction is a secondary offense, meaning police could only ticket drivers if they had pulled them over for some other violation.

No costs are added to the fine, and it is not considered a moving violation, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported.

PennDOT says it will work closely with the Pennsylvania State Police to enforce the new law.