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District Office
400 Old Forge Lane
Suite 407
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone: 610-388-3100 
Hours: M - F
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Capitol Office
117-A, East Wing
PO Box 202158
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2158
Phone: (717) 783-1574
FAX: (717) 782-2970

        
Thank You for a Successful Senior Expo!
10/25/2018
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Thank You for a Successful Senior Expo!

Thank you to everyone who came out to my Senior Expo last Saturday. Events like this give me the opportunity to hear from many of you regarding the issues you’d like me to focus on in Harrisburg. Special thanks to the 45 exhibitors and Boy Scout Troop 14 of West Chester for all your help.  

Anyone who couldn't make it to my Senior Expo and has questions regarding state-related matters, is always welcome to contact my office at (610) 388-3100.
 
 
 
New Four-Way Stop Sign in Landenberg

As some of my Landenberg constituents are already well aware, a four-way stop sign was recently installed at the intersection of Flint Hill and Good Hope roads. Unfortunately, residents have reported that this change resulted in increased collisions at this already dangerous intersection.

PennDOT installed flashing lights on the new stop signs on Good Hope Road, as well as intersection warning signs to get the attention of drivers. It is my belief that as motorists get familiar with the new four-way stop, the accident rate will decline significantly. I just want to get the word out in the hope that awareness of this change will help to keep residents attentive and safe when traveling in Landenberg. 
 
 
Veterans Organizations Can Apply for Trust Fund Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is accepting applications for the 2018-19 Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) grant cycle. Up to $800,000 in VTF grant funding will be competitively awarded for programs and services benefiting Pennsylvania veterans.

The VTF is funded by Pennsylvanians who voluntarily donate when applying for or renewing driver’s licenses, photo IDs or motor vehicle registrations; purchasing Honoring Our Veterans license plates; or making private donations.

To learn more about the VTF and the grant application process, visit www.vtf.pa.gov or follow DMVA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/padmva.

Pennsylvania has the fourth-largest veteran population in the nation, with nearly 800,000 veterans. 
 
 
 
Be Safe During Trick-or-Treating

As Halloween approaches, trick-or-treaters will be out in the evening in the next week. As it continues to get darker earlier each night, motorists are asked to drive with extra care and slow down.

Trick-or-treaters and their families are asked to cross at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks, after looking both directions. Wear or carry glow sticks or flashlights to ensure visibility, and always walk on sidewalks or paths.

With a bit of consideration, the children of our communities can enjoy a fun and safe evening with their families. 
  
 
New Law to Protect Highway Workers

As a way to help enhance safety within highway construction zones, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 172 – now Act 86 of 2018 – which will better protect construction workers along roadways. 

Under the new law, automated speed enforcement cameras will be deployed in active work zones along certain federal highways as part of a five-year pilot program under PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s jurisdiction. A separate program is being implemented in Philadelphia for U.S. Route 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) to reduce pedestrian-related crashes.

Motorists who are seen on camera exceeding exceed the speed limit by at least 11 mph when construction workers are on the job will receive a written warning for the first offense, a $75 fine for the second offense and a $150 fine for third and subsequent offenses. Penalties imposed will not be a criminal conviction if fines are paid, will not reflect on an owner’s driving record, and cannot be used for insurance purposes or to authorize imposition of surcharges on motor vehicle insurance coverage. Cameras could start appearing as early as the spring 2019 construction season. 

This legislation was modeled after a similar law in Maryland, which saw a substantial reduction in work zone-related crashes.

In 2015, 1,900 crashes were reported within work zones, leading to 23 deaths across Pennsylvania. According to PennDOT, work zone crashes have been increasing at a rate of 5 percent annually since 2012.

For more information about highway safety, click here.  
 
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