This time, we lost someone in Pennsylvania.  But, it could have happened anywhere.  Where will the next fatality happen?  Please be vigilant or it could be in your fleet next!  Once again, we had a public service employee out on the roadway dodging traffic.  Unlike our recent run of pothole repairs, this time he was setting flares when he was struck by an out-of-control car.

We always teach in our professional defensive driving courses that bad weather and snowy conditions never cause accidents.  The accidents are caused by people who fail to adjust their driving behaviors to compensate for the limited visibility and traction.    Unfortunately, that lesson is not included in basic Driver’s Ed. classes.  That’s why our professional men and women in public fleets are held to a higher standard.  They have allow for the mistakes of all those amateurs out there.  You can find out more under Become a Member.

(2018, February 19). Altoona Mirror. PennDOT worker killed in I-99 accident