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Question:

If you get a traffic citation (traffic ticket) while driving in New Jersey or New York State,

A you may return to Pennsylvania and then answer the citation.
Explaination

Pennsylvania is a member of the Nonresident Violator Compact. If you get a traffic citation (traffic ticket) in another member state, you may return to Pennsylvania without posting bail and then answer the citation. However, if you fail to answer the out-of-state citation, PennDOT may suspend your driver's license until you do answer it. Currently, Washington, DC and all US states except Alaska, California, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, and Wisconsin are members of the Nonresident Violator Compact. If you get a traffic citation in a non-member state, you may not be able to return to Pennsylvania until you post bail. [75 Pa. C. S. § 1533], [75 Pa. C. S. § 1546]