PennDOT Launches “Just Drive PA” Safety Campaign
At the start of this month we presented our readers with information about National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Designated as such by the U.S. Department of Transportation, all drivers are asked to eliminate any distractions while driving, especially cell phones, and to stay focused.
Now, as part of the National Distracted Driving Awareness campaign, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced a statewide initiative aimed at improving safety on Pennsylvania roadways. “Just Drive PA” is aimed at encouraging “motorists to ‘Just Drive’ and concentrate only on the task at hand.”
Citing estimates that 58 people lost their lives in the nearly 14,200 Pennsylvania automobile accidents attributed to a distracted driver in 2011, PennDOT launched the new initiative. The campaign is designed to educate the public about the state’s new anti-texting law and about the results of distracted driving, as well as to bring attention to motorcycle safety, child-passenger safety and the hazards of impaired driving.
“The ‘Just Drive’ slogan reinforces that distractions, driving impaired and other unsafe driving behaviors have no place on our roadways,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “It reinforces the need to drive properly, wear seat belts, look out for other travelers and always avoid distractions.”
Our Pennsylvania car accident attorneys applaud the state for launching this safety campaign. We ask that all drivers take the time to review the information offered on the Just Drive PA website. We also ask that everyone please drive safely and defensively.
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