Local News 11/14/22

News for Monday November 14, 2022

One person was killed over the weekend after a vehicle verses pedestrian crash in Centre County.

WJAC reports that tccording to a police press release, the individuals in the vehicle did not see the pedestrian step onto the roadway due to the weather conditions Friday night.

Police say the vehicle struck the pedestrian, who has been identified as 56 years old Joseph Mayes.  Mayes landed in a small stream nearby.

Police also say that all occupants of the vehicle pulled the pedestrian out of the stream and began to perform CPR until police and EMS crews arrived but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pennsylvania state police today are beginning a two-week Click It or Ticket campaign.  State law requires drivers and passengers 18 years and older to wear a seat belt when behind the wheel or in the front passenger seat of a vehicle.  Troopers will be making a special effort to enforce that law between now and November 27th, the end of Thanksgiving weekend.  During the campaign, department personnel certified as Child Passenger Safety technicians will be conducting free child seat fitting events.

Police across the state have been cracking down on motorists who break the Move Over Law or who drive aggressively. About 300 police departments and Pennsylvania State Police are taking part in the effort. The latest wave of enforcement has focused on speeding, tailgating, and violations of the Move Over Law. That ordinance requires drivers who come upon an emergency response area to either move into another lane or pass the area at no more than 20-miles-per-hour less than the posted speed limit.

Pennsylvania’s average price at the pump is down.  As reported by Triple-A, the average price for a gallon of regular fell at the end of last week in the Keystone State to just under four dollars and 10 cents, as the national average also declined, settling to about three-80 a gallon.  The cheapest gas was found in Texas yesterday, where driver were paying about three-15 a gallon.  At the other extreme, prices remain highest in California, where yesterday’s average price fell to about five-46 a gallon.