Pennsylvania

Bicycle Safety and Pennsylvania Laws

When you’re commuting on your bike, you’re likely to share the road with cars. If you know the laws, safety rules, and have the right attitude, you can be a confident, streetwise cyclist.

General Bicycle Law

Pennsylvania’s Vehicle Code considers “pedalcycles” as vehicles and provides that every person riding a pedalcycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and responsibilities applicable to a driver of a vehicle, with certain exceptions discussed below.

If you ride in violation of the traffic laws, you greatly increase your risk of a crash and will likely be found at fault in the event of an accident.

Riding on the Roadway

  • Bikes may be ridden on the shoulder of the road (in the same direction as the flow of traffic) but are not required to do so.

  • Bikes may also ride on the right half of the roadway as follows:

  • On a

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Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

The Latest Guidance

The following counties will move to the yellow phase on May 29:
Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and
Schuylkill. 17 counties will move to green on May 29: Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren.



Counties currently in yellow include: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wyoming, Wayne, and York.

Pennsylvania is utilizing a three-phase matrix to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin easing some restrictions on work, congregate settings, and social interactions. View Governor’s Wolf’s
phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania. View
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Governor Tom Wolf allows online car sales in Pennsylvania amid COVID-19 shutdown

BUT THERE IS A CATCH THAT CUSTOMERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF. FOR THE PAST FOUR WEEKS CUSTOMERS HAVE STAYED AWAY FROM CAR CONNECTIONS SUPERSTORE IN NEW CASTLE. THEY CROSSED THE STATE LINE TO BUY IN OHIO. THAT’S ABOUT TO CHANGE. >> I’VE NEVER BOUGHT A CAR ONLINE BEFORE. I AM GOING TO NOW. REPORTER: ROBERT MROZEK IS ONE OF MICHAEL MANSOUR’S CUSTOMERS WHO WILL BUY ONLINE FROM CAR CONNECTIONS. MANSOUR IS ALSO PART OF THE PENNSYLVANIA INDEPENDENT AUTOMOBILE DEALS ASSOCIATION WHO APPLIED PRESSURE TO THE GOVERNOR TO ALLOW ONLINE CAR DEALS. >> WE PUT CONTINOUS PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNOR AS A FRONTLINE SERVICE TO OUR DEALERS AND A COMMITMENT TO ALL OF OUR DEALERS. CONVINCING HIM THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS. REPORTER: NUMBER ONE COCHRAN CEO ROB COCHRAN SAYS PENNSYLVANIA CAR DEALERSHIP OWNERS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS HAVE SUFFERED DURING THE PANDEMIC. >> MANY OF THEM REALLY NEEDING THE VEHICLE. … Read More

Pennsylvania car dealers get limited opening for sales during coronavirus restrictions

People who have been shut out the past month from buying a car will be able to now that Gov. Tom Wolf has lifted some restrictions on dealerships.

“We’ve got permission for online sales, but the showroom still will be locked down. We’re not allowed to have people coming in (the showroom) and kicking the tires,” said Jeff Smail, general manager of the family-owned Smail Automotive Group on Route 30, east of Greensburg. Showroom visits are by appointment only, Smail noted.

Wolf signed an order Monday permitting the electronic notarization of documents needed for closing real estate property sales and for buying a vehicle. Dealerships had been closed for sales since mid-March, when the governor ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to shut down, making Pennsylvania one of three states to clamp down

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How to Transfer Your Car Title in Pennsylvania

How to Complete an Auto Title Transfer in Pennsylvania
  • The buyer and seller will go together to a DMV title office to fill out the back of the title.
  • The buyer will submit the title, an application, ID, and proof of insurance.
  • The buyer will pay the applicable title transfer fees, sales tax, and registration fees.
  • Continue reading for details about car title transfers in Pennsylvania.

Buying and Selling a Vehicle


NOTE: When you buy a vehicle from a Pennsylvania motor vehicle dealer, they will usually handle your car title transfer and registration paperwork for you. Make sure you have PA car insurance, which is required for registration.


In a
private vehicle sale, both the buyer and seller are responsible for completing a DMV title transfer through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).


The
seller AND buyer must go to

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Automotive Jobs, Employment in Pennsylvania

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Confidential

Greenville, PA 16125



$13 – $23 an hour

Easily apply Urgently hiring
  • You must have highly proficient mechanical abilities, electrical and driveability diagnostics a must have and your own tools.
  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly.


KELLY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Emmaus, PA 18049



$120,000 a year

  • Kelly Automotive Group* – Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mitsubishi, Buick, GMC, Nissan.
  • At least 1 year of Automotive Dealership F&I experience.


KELLY AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Easton, PA



$35,000 a year

  • Previous automotive experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • Previous experience helpful but not required.
  • We offer a competitive salary and bonus plan.


Schafers Auto Center

Philadelphia, PA 19148 (Riverfront area)



$14 – $17 an hour

Automotive Repair: 2 years

Driver’s License

  • We are looking for a tech with 2 -5 years experience that wants to grow there skills to the next level.
  • I need someone to change oil and do smaller auto
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Police: Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle hits two Pennsylvania girls; driver charged with reckless driving

A Ship Bottom Beach Patrol vehicle struck a pair of teenage girls from Pennsylvania who were laying on the New Jersey beach a little after 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, local authorities said on Facebook. The incident occurred at the 26th Street Beach of the Ocean County town, which is located on Long Beach Island.

The girls’ names were not provided, but Ship Bottom police said that the victims were a 14-year-old female from Fleetwood, Berks County and a 15-year-old female from Leestwood. The two girls were taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune City, Monmouth County where they were treated and eventually released from the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old John Purdon of Barnegat, Ocean County, was charged with reckless driving pending a court date.

The town also issued a statement on its Facebook page on Saturday to send well wishes to the two female victims

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