State Police Remind Motorists to Take Caution Over Labor Day Weekend

State Police patchPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C, Punxsutawney, released a statement on August 25 reminding motorists to take caution while traveling over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

With Labor Day being the last major holiday of the summer, many people will take the opportunity to picnic and gather with friends and relatives. State Police urge motorists to obey the posted speed limit and buckle up while traveling to these events.

As with all major holiday travel periods, Troopers will be aggressively patrolling roadways, placing special emphasis on specific violators, such as motorists that speed, drive aggressively, intoxicated operators, and all drivers and passengers who don’t wear safety belts.

Young drivers have been the center of attention lately with new laws being passed to help ensure safe roadways. Distracted driving is a noticeable problem, especially with young drivers. Remember, it is against the law to text while driving, and a Junior Operator shall carry no more than one passenger less than 18-years-old for the first year of driving.

Now that school is open, there are many pedestrians on roadways. State police ask that drivers pay close attention to the areas around roads, and take extra caution this time of year to ensure children’s safety while waiting on the school bus.

State police remind motorists that if they pass a school bus with flashing red lights, they will not only be putting children’s lives in danger, but also will incur a substantial fine and license suspension.

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