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November 18, 2019 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Highlights Holiday Travel Safety Tips

With the busy holiday driving period just around the corner, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission came together at the PennDOT Regional Traffic Management Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in Harrisburg to remind drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving.

Regional Traffic Management Centers throughout the commonwealth serve as hubs where PennDOT traffic control specialists monitor a network of 1,000 traffic cameras to help keep roads open and traffic flowing.

"We can all do our part to avoid crashes by always wearing a seat belt, designating a sober driver, and never driving distracted," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "We want everyone to arrive at their holiday destinations safely, but when crashes do happen, PennDOT and first responders will work quickly to help the motorists involved and keep traffic moving."



<a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Mike Keiser, PennDot's District 8 executive, gives a tour of the PennDOT Regional Traffic Management Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Robert Then, commonwealth response coordination center manager for Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), gives a tour inside the building on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The PennDOT Regional Traffic Management Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>The PennDOT Regional Traffic Management Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Yassmin Gramian, executive deputy secretary of PennDOT, left, speaks with Robert Then, commonwealth response coordination center manager for Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), during a building tour on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards smiles inside the PennDOT Regional Traffic Management Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lt. Col. Scott Price, deputy commissioner of administration and responsibility for the state police, speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lt. Col. Scott Price, deputy commissioner of administration and responsibility for the state police, speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Craig Shuey, chief operating officer at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Craig Shuey, chief operating officer at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Craig Shuey, chief operating officer at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lt. Col. Scott Price, deputy commissioner of administration and responsibility for the state police, speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lt. Col. Scott Price, deputy commissioner of administration and responsibility for the state police, speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_016.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17571_PSP_Thanksgiving_NK_017.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Craig Shuey, chief operating officer at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, speaks during a press conference reminding drivers to wear their seat belts, drive sober, and eliminate distractions behind the wheel as they prepare to take to the road for Thanksgiving, at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on Monday, November 18, 2019.