PennTIME: An Overview, Five Years In

The Pennsylvania Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (PennTIME) Program is now five years old. This session will provide an overview of the PennTIME program, how PennTIME has grown, what we have accomplished to date and what we need to do to continue to grow. 

We will hear from Mike Cox who will share the “Need to Work Together”. Cox is a survivor of the March 1998 Pennsylvania Turnpike struck-by crash in which Firefighter David Good was killed and nine other responders (including Mike) were injured.

We will hear from Sgt. Robert “Bob” Bemis, who will share the “Need to Train." Bemis is a retired, Pennsylvania State Police Sergeant who was struck and critically injured in March 2015, and through his story we are able to engage emergency responders to get trained.

We will hear from Deb Laudenslager (mother of fallen FF/Tow Operator Tyler Laudenslager) and Holly Laudenslager (Tyler’s widow) who will share “The Need to Advocate." Tyler Laudenslager was a volunteer firefighter with Halifax Fire Company and a tow truck operator with H&S Towing who was struck and killed on July 21, 2020. Deb and Holly will share Tyler with us as well as share how they have helped to advocate for a change in the Pennsylvania Move Over Law as well as for increased awareness for responder safety.

Moderator: Todd Leiss, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission       

Struck-By Survivor / Lionville Fire Company — The Need to Work Together     

  • Michael Cox, Survivor/Firefighter, Lampeter Fire Company

Struck-By Survivor / Pennsylvania State Police — Need to Train    

  • Robert Bemis, Sergeant (Retired), Pennsylvania State Police          

Struck-By Survivors /The Families Left Behind — The Need to Advocate for Change      

  • Deb and Holly Laudenslager, Mother & Widow of Fallen Firefighter/Tow Truck Operator Tyler Laudenslager, Halifax Fire Company / H&S Towing    




The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891