No Traffic Fatalities for the Month of June!
Good news for Traffic Safety Advocates, and good news for those who travel in Pickaway County. In a review of statistics for traffic crashes for the past month, Pickaway County had a fatal-free June. With the summer season underway, and the many special events in and around Pickaway County, Safe Communities of Pickaway County congratulates the community on making safety a priority on our roadways.
“Although there were no fatalities for the month of June, we at Safe Communities continue to recommend that motorists ‘Buckle Up Every Trip Every Time’, and make sure safe speed limits are observed while traveling throughout the summer”, noted Teresa C. Carper, Director for the Program. “As the summer season continues, Safe Communities will continue to promote safe driving habits and remind drivers that they need to ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ each time they plan for a special event or party.”
The National Mobilization on Impaired Driving will be held in August, and law enforcement will have extra patrols out through Labor Day.
Many drivers may notice that with the great weather, there are plenty of motorcyclists on our roadways. A recent study released to Safe Communities of Pickaway County showed that motorcycle safety awareness needs to be a priority in reducing injuries and fatalities. Motorcyclists need to make sure they are following all safety precautions, and other motorists need to “Watch Out for Motorcycles” while sharing the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a website with information regarding all types of safety tips for motorists at www.nhtsa.gov . Safe Communities recommends we all work to keep up the good work and the good news, and make this a safe and fatal-free summer.