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PA Move Over PSA Event 03.27.21

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MANHEIM, Pa. (WHTM) — Exactly one month from Saturday, the new move over law goes into effect in Pennsylvania.


It stiffens penalties to protect emergency responders on the side of the road.


Hundreds of emergency responders stood together at the Manheim Auto Auction to shoot a public service announcement, making sure everyone is aware of the changes and how to save lives.


As pandemic restrictions start to lift, that means more drivers on the roads and increased dangers for responders.


“I hate that families have to go through what we are going through because someone did not slow down and move over. We have to spread this message far and wide,” said Deb Laudenslager.


Laudenslager lost her son Tyler eight months ago when he was struck and killed operating a tow truck on the side of the highway.


“It was kind of touching to have those families there as well as some other responders that had been struck and injured there and are still fighting to recover. Frankly, they’ll probably never be able to walk again,” said Todd Leiss, traffic incident management coordinator with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Almost 300 responders and 140 vehicles were involved in the PSA video shoot with one goal in mind.


“We wanted to show the unity and the message that all responders want to go home to their families at their end of their shift,” Leiss said.

The new Move Over Law will double the fines from the previous steer clear law, clarifies you need to move over and if you can’t, slow down to at least 20 mph under the speed limit.


It also covers disabled vehicles and drivers sitting on the side of the road.


“If I’m a motorist that has my four ways on and I have a cone, a sign or a flare behind my vehicle, I’m covered under the move over law,” Leiss said.


So when you see emergency lights or even those four-way blinkers on a car, think twice to save a life.


“Even if we change one person’s attitude or one person’s awareness we still improved responder safety,” Leiss said.


Leiss said while they were shooting that PSA, the 11th emergency responder in 2021 was struck and killed in Arizona.


So even though the enhanced law goes into effect on April 27, you should start slowing down and moving over now.


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A behind the scenes film shoot for the PSA PennTIME, Pennsylvania Statewide Traffic Incident Management Group.


Focus is on the new "Move Over Pennsylvania law."

Courtesy of Andrew Dresher of today's PennTIME -

Pennsylvania Statewide Traffic Incident Management Group



Todd Liess of Public Safety News added:

SA video shoot at the Manheim Auto Auction. There are very few times I am speechless but this is just amazing.
Thank you to Andy, his wife Tami and Jason Musser the Drone operator as well as everyone who was part of this special day.
Move Over Pennsylvania
National Struck-By Heroes
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PennTIME/Move Over Challenge Coin Reservation


We are looking to take PREORDERS for PennTIME Challenge Coins, the cost of the coins is $15 per coin which include shipping. 

You must place your reservation via Ticketleap and orders will be filled on a first come, first serve basis ONCE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

Once a reservation is placed, you will receive an email on how to pay via PayPal, Venmo or US Mail.

If payment is not received your reservation will be canceled.

The coins will not be ordered until I am assured that we have the money to cover the costs of the coins.



Please contact me at Todd Leiss,  tleiss@comcast.net with any questions.




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