State Police Issue Safety Reminder, Warn of Illegal Firework Usage

State Police patchPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) –State Police in Punxsutawney have issued a reminder to stay safe and avoid use of illegal fireworks during the upcoming 4th of July weekend.

“Safety should be first on the minds of the many motorists that will be taking to the roads over the July 4th holiday,” said Captain Bernard J. Petrovsky, Commanding Officer, Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C, Punxsutawney.

Troop C troopers will be focusing on DUI enforcement as well as operators travelling over the speed limit and aggressive drivers during the holiday enforcement period.

State police would also like to remind residents it is illegal to use or sell fireworks in the state of Pennsylvania, except under certain regulated situations.

“The 4th of July is well known for people picnicking and gathering together for celebration, but unfortunately some of the activities that go hand in hand with this holiday spell danger,” Petrovsky said. “Keep in mind that the smallest firecracker can cause serious injuries.”

Police remind everyone patience on the roadways and common sense at gatherings will ensure a great time during the holiday.

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