Safety Keys

Safety along the PA Turnpike is our priority. If you are ever in need of emergency assistance while on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, please dial Star (*) 11 from a cell phone to reach the operations center. If possible, please be ready to communicate your milepost (markers are every tenth of a mile along the shoulder) and the direction of travel to the dispatcher.


  • Want to learn the rules of the road? Check out the Daily Driving Practices.
  • In an accident or having car troubles? Here’s what to do, click here.
  • Pay particular attention in Work Zones. You can save lives and avoid costs, click here.

Travel conditions

  • Road conditions are constantly changing, so the PA Turnpike wants to make sure you are informed before you head out the door and while traveling.
  • The Travel Conditions Map allows you to view current roadway conditions and advisories for the stretch of Turnpike on which you will be traveling.
  • Check our travel alerts Twitter feed for up to date traffic conditions information.
  • Pay attention to any Dynamic Message Sign (DMS.) DMS are the large electronic message signs you see along the roadway. We use DMS to warn motorists of approaching traffic congestion, accidents, weather alerts, safety messages and more.