Representative Lauwers’ bill directs part of big rig fines for local roads

(AREA) — State Representative Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township recently introduced legislation to direct part of the fines associated with commercial trucking to county road commissions to help ensure local road maintenance. Lauwers says his bill ensures that fines for overweight trucks will stay with county officials to be used to repair damage caused by big rigs. The measure is part of a four-bill package. The legislation also includes clarification to the vehicle code regarding when law enforcement can pull over vehicles for citations. The House bills were referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.