Punxsutawney, PA – As you’re travelling this Easter weekend to spend time with family and friends, make sure you’re driving safely.

There will be more traffic on the roadways, which often leads to more crashes and road rage incidents.

Give yourself extra time to get where you’re going, obey the speed limits, always buckle up, and never do anything that could distract you from driving, such as texting or using your cell phone.

With Easter being the first major holiday of the spring, many people will take the opportunity to gather with friends and relatives.  Please remember to obey the posted speed limit and buckle up while traveling to and from any events.

Easter signals the end of winter, and the beginning of spring.  With the warmer weather, more people are working and playing in close proximity to roadways so motorists should exercise extreme care when traveling.

Warmer weather also increases the number of motorcycles utilizing our roadways, please be vigilant as to their presence in traffic as their smaller size can often be overlooked by fellow motorists.

With the increase in vehicular traffic over the holiday weekend, Troopers will be patrolling our roadways placing special emphasis on Aggressive Driving and controlling the speed of traffic to help make our highways safer for those travelling throughout the commonwealth.

Drive carefully and as always BUCKLE UP, it saves lives.

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