§3111.1 Traffic Control Devices with Hazardous conditions

The act of ignoring a traffic control device like “Road Closed” or “Bridge Out” can now result in a points violation if a ticket is written.

§ 3111.1.  Obedience to traffic-control devices warning of hazardous conditions.

(a)  General Rule.–The driver of any vehicle, unless otherwise directed by an emergency service responder, shall not drive past, around or through a sign or traffic-control device closing a road or highway due to an existing or potentially hazardous condition.

(b)  Penalty.–Any person violating this section commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of not more than $250 unless the violation results in the utilization of the services of a first responder or emergency medical or rescue personnel, including towing services, in which case the fine shall be increased to not less than $250 nor more than $500.

(c)  Emergency response costs.–A person convicted of violating this section shall, in addition to any other sentence imposed or restitution ordered under 42 Pa.C.S. § 9721(c)(relating to sentencing generally), be sentenced to pay restitution in an amount equal to the cost of fire and police response and emergency medical service or emergency preparedness response resulting from the offense.