PHILIPSBURG – The Philipsburg-based state police are initiating an accident reduction effort.
In March, state police investigated 31 accidents; of those, the main causes were driving too fast for roadway conditions and inattentive driving. Motorists are reminded that they must maintain a safe following distance behind the vehicle ahead of them.
In addition, state police said cellular phones should not be used by the operator, while the vehicle is moving. They said if a call or text message must be received, the safest way is for the operator to pull over or to respond at a later time.
State police reminded motorists that they’re required to wear seatbelts by law. Motorists and occupants should wear their seatbelts at all times, as it’s been prove to save lives.