Office Locations 
District Office
12 North Baltimore Street
Dillsburg PA 17019
Phone: (717) 432-0792
FAX: (717) 432- 0795
Hours: M - F
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Capitol Office
422 Irvis Office
PO Box 202092
Harrisburg PA 17120-2092
Phone: (717) 783-8783
FAX: (717) 782-2920

                                             
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8/6/2018
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PennDOT Wants to Hear From You
To help reduce crashes and fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways, PennDOT is asking drivers to participate in the department’s 2018 Behavioral Survey.

The five-minute survey asks about seatbelt use, driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, speeding and distracted behaviors.

The survey is open until Friday, Aug. 17, and all responses, including comments, are completely anonymous.

Once data is compiled, the department will review the results for potential additions or adjustments to the department’s safety efforts.

For more information on PennDOT’s highway safety efforts, visit PennDOT.gov/safety.


                        Invasive Tick Found in PA
 
Laboratory tests have confirmed the longhorn tick has been found on a white tail deer in Pennsylvania. The invasive species, which congregates in large numbers and can cause anemia in livestock, was found in Centre County.

It is known to carry several diseases that infect hogs and cattle in Asia but none of the ticks found in the United States contained infectious pathogens.

The Asian tick infests host animals in dense clusters, which can include hundreds of ticks. Female Asian ticks are asexual and a single tick can lay 2,000 eggs after feeding on a host. Cattle, pets, small mammals, birds and humans are all potential hosts.

To prevent tick bites and disease transmissions, humans should check themselves and pets for ticks after being outside. Livestock producers and pet owners should consult veterinarians to develop tick prevention and control appropriate to their specific animals. To reduce tick habitat, maintain a 9-foot distance between lawn or pasture and wooded areas, keep grass height low, and remove weeds and brush bordering wooded areas.               
    

Emergency Programs Can Save Lives
Drivers are reminded of two voluntary programs aimed at saving the lives of residents in emergency situations. Participation in both programs is free of charge.

In PennDOT’s Yellow Dot Program participants fill out the program form with emergency contact, medical contact and medical information, insert it in the program’s folder and then place it in their vehicle’s glove compartment. A yellow dot sticker affixed to the rear window alerts emergency responders to the availability of information to help them provide better care to crash victims.

The Emergency Contact Information program offers Pennsylvania driver’s license and PennDOT-issued ID holders the opportunity to log into a secure database and list two emergency contacts. Participants can update the information as needed, but only law enforcement officials can view the information in the system. In the event of an emergency, law enforcement can use a participant’s ID to find his or her emergency contact information.

The Yellow Dot program is used only in vehicle crashes, but the Emergency Contact Information program can be used in other emergencies as well as crashes.                                   
    

Bridge Work Rescheduled…Again
Construction work of the bridge carrying Andersontown Road (State Route 4033) over Yellow Breeches Creek, located between Fairview and Lower Allen townships at the Cumberland-York County line, has been rescheduled to begin on Monday, August 6. The bridge had been scheduled to close for construction earlier this month as part of PennDOT's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project but the start of the project has been delayed.

When the bridge closes for full replacement, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 4022, Lewisberry Road, Siddonsburg Road, Moores Mountain Road, Route 4031, Grandview Avenue and Route 2017. Construction is anticipated to be complete in late October.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may still change.
 

Calling Korean War Veterans!
I am teaming up with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s office to award the Korean Ambassador for Peace medals to veterans from the 92nd Legislative District.

As such, my office is asking eligible veterans to contact my office. To be eligible, a veteran must have:

• Served in Korea at some time during the Korean War from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953.
• Been a member of the U.S. Navy who served a naval vessel assigned to Korean waters during the aforementioned timeframe.
• Participated in UN peacekeeping efforts in Korea until the end of 1955.

To apply for the medal, go to my website, www.RepKeefer.com, to download an application by clicking on “Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal,” or come to my office, located at 12 N. Baltimore St. in Dillsburg.

The event will be held at the James A. Danner VFW Post No. 537 located at 1095 Pines Road, in Etters, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend and honor these heroes.
 
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Office Locations
12 North Baltimore Street,Dillsburg, PA 17019 | 717-432-0792
422 Irvis Office, PO Box 202092, Harrisburg PA 17120-2092 | (717) 783-8783 / 3-8783
Email Address: DKeefer@pahousegop.com
 
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