- Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Rep. Lori Mizgorski (R-Allegheny) that would update Pennsylvania's vehicle code to establish timelines for individuals who hold commercial driver's licenses (CDL) to report non-parking traffic violations to their employers.
"This legislation came about when I learned of a tractor-trailer driver who caused two fatal accidents within six months. By the time this individual was convicted of careless driving for the first accident in Pennsylvania, he had already caused a second fatal accident in Ohio," explained Mizgorski.
Mizgorski's legislation, House Bill 2296
, would require CDL drivers to notify their employers within 30 days of being arrested, cited or charged with a non-parking traffic violation. Failure to provide employer notice is a summary offense and includes a $100 fine. If the unreported violation is a serious traffic offense, felony or DUI, an additional $300 fine would be imposed.
"Every day, thousands of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians travel on roads across Pennsylvania, and we all share the responsibility of keeping our roadways safe," said Mizgorski. "For those who hold commercial driver’s licenses, there is a greater responsibility to drive safely because of the greater size and weight of commercial vehicles. It is my hope that this legislation will encourage safer conditions on our roads."
House Bill 2296 now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Representative Lori Mizgorski
30th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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