Building Awareness of Litter Enforcement Corridors

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) have collaborated to explain the creation of and penalties of littering and littering in a Litter Enforcement Corridor.

PennDOT and PSP recently held a press event in Lackawanna county to explain what Litter Enforcement is, why it’s important and what the penalties are for littering.

“PennDOT is proud to be collaborating with the Pennsylvania State Police and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to build awareness of Litter Enforcement Corridors,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “We encourage our municipal partners to reach out to their local PennDOT District Office for more information on designating a Litter Enforcement Corridor their area.”

Litter Enforcement Corridors have a high aesthetic or historic value worth preserving or need some additional help with litter issues. Approved segments are marked with signs to notify motorists of additional litter fines: doubled penalties for motorists caught scattering rubbish and tripled when it is done by a commercial business. Litter Enforcement Corridors also offer increased safety for workers or volunteers who are picking up trash in a designated corridor.

When drivers in these areas see traffic control devices, they must yield the right of way, as in a construction work zone. For this reason, it’s important to plan a cleanup event with local or state authorities involved when possible.

For more information on establishing a Litter Enforcement Corridor, consult PennDOT’s Roadside Enforcement Manual on PennDOT’s website.

HCHS Students Spread Christmas Cheer

Holy Cross cheer

Representatives from Holy Cross High School, Dunmore, are shown as they presented Christmas Cheer food deliveries to local law enforcement offices.

Pictured from left with troopers from the Dunmore Barracks of PSP are students: Olivia Osborne, Jake Wiercinski, Kirsten Van Louvender, Abby Sempa, Declan Tokash, Haley Bestrycki, Tommy Montefour, and Nick Klein, and Benjamin D. Tolerico, principal.

PennDOT “Click it or Ticket” Campaign

PennDOT children pic

Children of PennDOT employees District 4 recently participated in “Bring your Child to Work Day.”  As part of the day the children made safety posters.

They were also enlightened by the  Pennsylvannia State Police,  Lackawanna County Environmental Sustainablity Department, local Geico Insurance, Scranton,  and a talk from Rock 107’s Prospector.

Children promoting the recent “Click it or Ticket” campaign included, front row, from left: Keira Daniels, Maia Arcangelo, Sara Arcangelo, Kayden Jurbala, Sophia Summa, Kaylie Zimmer, Sophia Talutto, and Cataldo Talutto. Second row: Cole Hannon, Hunter Force, Carson Schweizer, Grace Goetz, Skylar Fives, and Anna Talutto.