With the month of March showing no fatalities on Pickaway County roadways, 2015 to date has been fatal-free. Although there have been crashes, some with injuries, the comparison to 2014 shows a much safer trend locally.
“We always like to start out the year this way”, noted Teresa C. Carper, Safe Communities Director. “However with the summer season upon us, and the release of school not that far away, we hope that everyone keeps safety in mind the remainder of 2015.”
Seat belt use is a major campaign in Pickaway County. Each year, a large number of the fatalities can be attributed to the lack of seat belt use. The National Campaign of “Click It or Ticket” will be held in May, however Safe Communities is asking that everyone remembers to “Buckle Up Every Trip Every Time” throughout the year. Distractions are another reason for crashes in Pickaway County. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the phrase “Stay Alive Don’t Text and Drive” is an important reminder to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel, and your mind focused on your driving.
For more information on how to keep yourself and your passengers safe, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov.