- West Cocalico Twp.
- Effective 8-24-1999, a
number of new restrictions for teen drivers became law. Here is a
summary of these laws:
- Drivers with learner's permits
or junior licenses can not drive between the hours of 11 PM to
5 AM. The previous time was midnight to 5 AM. Exceptions
- a) a junior operator going home from
work, if they have a written note from their employer
Firefighters going to or from a call
- Junior operators
cannot operate a vehicle with a number of passengers which exceeds
the number of seatbelts.
- The new law now mandates a 90 day
suspension of a junior driver convicted of speeding in excess of
26 MPH over the posted speed limit, or an accumulation of 6 or
- Effective 12-22-1999:
- Drivers must posess a learners
permit for 30 days prior to taking the driving portion of the
test. Junior operators must have 50 hours of supervised driver
training prior to taking the test.
- Learners permits will be
valid for a period of 1 year instead of the previous 120
- A junior operator must now have an adult over the age of
21 in the passenger seat to legally drive. Previously it
was a person 18 or older had to be with the driver.
- New Child Restraint Law
- Effective February 22, 2003, Pennsylvania enacted
a law in which children between the ages of 4-8 must be secured in an approved child
booster seat. Also, anyone under the age of 18 must be secured with a seat belt. These are now
PRIMARY VIOLATIONS, which means, an officer may stop a vehicle based solely on the observation
of this violation, whereas before enacting this law, officers could only enforce this
section upon stopping the vehicle for another violation.
Crime Prevention Report
- New Work Zone Law
- Also effective February 22, Pennsylvania enacted a law which
requires drivers to turn on their headlights in construction and work zones. Violators could face
a $25 fine plus costs.
- With the 1999-2000 school year in full swing, the Department has participated in various school and scout presentions.
- On October 4th, Officer Depaul presented bike safety tips to approximately etn student bike riders at the Reamstown Elementary School.
- On October 13th, Cpl. Arment gave a station tour to approximately six boys ages 8 and 9. The boys were with the Reinholds and Schoeneck Cub Scouts.
- On October 21st, Cpl Arment spoke with approximately eight Denver Elementary students, ages 9 to 12, about what we do as Police Officers.
- On October 26th, Cpl Arment presented a bike and Halloween safety talk to a second grade class at Schoeneck Elementary. Cpl Arment presented the class with Halloween bags, bike safety coloring books and helmet safety book marks.
- On October 29th, a police cruiser once again was asked to lead the annual Quail Hollow Halloween parade. Halloween bags were distributed to an estimated sixty children.
- Various literture, book marks, stickers as well as department trading cards were given to the children at all the presentations.
Local Community Events
- Department Hours -24 hours 7 days a
- Administrative Hours Monday - Friday
- 2000 Denver Community Fair open 09/12/00 thru 09/16/99 information
available by Contacting the Denver Fair Committee P.O. Box 207 Denver, PA.
17517 or telephone (717)336-4072
- East Cocalico