Pickaway County breaks a long streak of traffic fatalities with no crashes ending in a death for the month of April. Safe Communities of Pickaway County tracks trends and statistics throughout the year on the number of crashes, causes for crashes, and how traffic deaths can be prevented. Although Pickaway County saw a decrease in traffic crash related deaths just over a year ago, the numbers have unfortunately risen over the past year. The last time Pickaway County had a month without a recorded fatal was in November of last year. Furthermore, Pickaway County had 5 fatalities as of this time last year as compared to three this year.
“Although the decrease is at two fatalities so far this year, traffic safety advocates always have a goal of zero fatalities”, noted Director for the Safe Communities Program Teresa C. Carper. “We always remember that a loss of a life on our roadways is a loss to family, friends, and the community.”
Safe Communities of Pickaway County reminds parents that with the summer months approaching, and graduation season just around the corner, our younger drivers will be at the greatest risk for crashes during this time of year. Furthermore, warmer weather brings the reminder that drivers need to “Watch Out for Motorcycles”. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Finally, the National Mobilization for seat belt enforcement known as “Click It or Ticket” will begin on May 19th, and will run through June 1, 2014.
For more information on traffic safety/enforcement mobilizations, and advice on how to stay safe while behind the wheel, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov .