Gov. Tom Corbett was right to sign Act 114 into law.
Act 114 is a new state law imposing penalties on motorists who ignore road closed or other safety warning signs. Under the law, motorists who drive around or through the signs will be fined up to $250 and receive two points on their driving record. If a fire department has to be called for a rescue, the fine is between $250 and $500, the driver gets two points and the violator will be held liable for repaying the costs of the emergency response.
People must be made aware that driving on flooded roadways is dangerous. Even 6 inches of water is enough to move a vehicle and cause the driver to lose control. Sixty percent of all flooding deaths are of people who tried to drive on a flooded road.
When you drive on a flooded road, you are not only endangering yourself, you are endangering the firefighters who come to rescue you. The water rescue slogan is the right one: Turn around, don't drown.