PennDOT Offers PA Residents Key Safety Resources
Although you may have heard of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) in regards to road construction projects throughout the state, PennDOT is also tasked with keeping the Pennsylvania roadways safe through various programs and campaigns. As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, PennDOT launched “Just Drive PA,” a new initiative aimed at improving safety on Pennsylvania roadways.
According to a PennDOT notice:
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. Remember “when you’re behind the wheel, your biggest and only responsibility is to focus on safe driving.”
“The Just Drive PA website, www.justdrivepa.com, features a “Distracted Driving” page highlighting Pennsylvania’s new anti-texting law and the dangers of distracted driving. Also included is information on various highway safety topics including impaired driving, motorcycles, young drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, child-passenger safety, and much more.”
Visitors to the Traffic Safety Information Center on JustDrivePA.org can find information on:
- Aggressive driving,
- Bicycle/pedestrian safety,
- Child passenger safety,
- Motorcycle safety, and
- Older driver information.
PennDOT employs nearly 13,000 PA residents who are responsible for overseeing more than 11.4 million vehicle registrations, 8.8 million driver’s licenses and over 120,000 miles of state and local highways, as reported in the 2012 PennDOT Fact Book.
Our PA car accident attorneys commend PennDOT and its employees for the vast amount of work done to keep our highways safe. We ask that all PA residents review the information on JustDrive to be aware of the state’s safety initiatives.
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