HARRISBURG – Today through Sunday, November 15th is National Traffic Incident Response Week. It comes as PA now has a new “Steer Clear” law which requires drivers to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle along the side of the road. The new law will help prevent injuries and save lives, according to one of the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Doug Mastriano of Cumberland & York Counties. The measure establishes a new point system for a move over violation, doubles fines for a summary offense, strengthens public awareness by requiring PennDOT to educate the public throughout the year, and implement new requirements for drivers approaching an emergency response area. Every minute of every day, emergency responders in the Commonwealth and across the country work to help save lives at the scene of traffic incidents. The goal of National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week is to reach out to every responder, to every driver, and to every passenger, to make it more clear that every person has a role to play in highway safety.