Pennsylvania Steer Clear Law

If you come upon an incident along the side of the road that involves an emergency responder, please remember to Steer Clear.

  • Pennsylvania's "Steer Clear" law was enacted to help prevent injuries and save lives of first responders.
  • It requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop, or disabled vehicle.
  • Drivers must move over or slow down for all responders, including police, fire, and ambulance crews, as well as stopped tow trucks and maintenance vehicles.
  • In 2018, a similar law went into effect to protect trash and recycling workers. Drivers must slow down and move one lane away (if possible) when approaching a stationary trash or recycling truck.