Pisciottano announces passage of bill in honor of Scott Hirsh


HARRISBURG, June 23 – A measure to rename the Camp Horne Road Interchange in honor of Scott Hirsh, who was killed by a distracted driver in 2017, passed unanimously in the PA House today, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano announced.

Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, said the initial efforts in crafting H.B. 636 began under the work of his predecessor, state Rep. Bill Kortz. Earlier this year, Act 105 went into effect, which requires drivers to take proactive steps when approaching or passing a disabled vehicle. In addition, it also established a new point system for a “Move Over” violation and doubled the fines for a summary offense.

“It was an honor to introduce this legislation to rename the interchange on behalf of Scott and his family,” Pisciottano said. “It will serve as a reminder to drivers to please move over and slow down when approaching a disabled vehicle, and lead to more saved lives.”

The bill now heads to the Senate for further consideration.