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Pennsylvania Traffic Laws

Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Pennsylvania -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving ViolationsDriving After Imbibing Alcohol or Utilizing Drugs (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 38)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended LicenseLicensing of Drivers: Violations (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 15, Subchapter C)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient InsuranceFinancial Responsibility: Proof of Financial Responsibility (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 17, Subchapter H)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired RegistrationRegistration of Vehicles: Violations and Suspensions (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 13, Subchapter C)
Illegal U-TurnRules of the Road: Turning, Starting, and Signals (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 33, Subchapter C)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & RunMiscellaneous Provisions: Accidents and Accident Reports (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 37, Subchapter C)
Mechanical ViolationsEquipment Standards (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 41)
Lighting Equipment (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 43)
Other Required Equipment (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 45)
Reckless DrivingMiscellaneous Provisions: Reckless Driving (PA Vehicle Code Section 3736)
Running a Red Light / Stop SignOperation of Vehicles: Traffic Control Devices (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 31, Subchapter B)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint ViolationsOther Required Equipment: Child Passenger Protection (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 45, Subchapter E)
SpeedingRules of the Road: Speed Restrictions (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 33, Subchapter F)
Unlawful Vehicle ModificationsEquipment Standards (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 41)
Lighting Equipment (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 43)
Other Required Equipment (PA Vehicle Code Ch. 45)
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