Let's say you needed to make a quick run to the convenience store. Since it was just around the corner, you hopped on your motorcycle and didn't bother putting on a helmet. Sure, the law requires you to wear one, but you didn't think it would be a problem.
As passenger vehicle accidents spike, commercial drivers are taking an unsuspecting turn. Data from 2016's Operation Safe Driver Week shows that commercial drivers are showing better behavior on the roads. This is a good sign for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and everyone who shares the road.
State Police in Butler and its surrounding counties, along with various other departments, were hard at work this Labor Day weekend keeping the streets and roads safe for motorists. Numerous roving checkpoints were dispersed through the area to curb drinking and driving. In all, 40 DUI arrests were made to go along with an additional 900+ traffic citations for various infractions.
The same intersection along a strip of Route 8 in southern Butler County was the site of two significant auto accidents over the past week. The site of these crashes was near the exit of the Cogo's parking lot in Middlesex Township.