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Review of fatal crash shows need to follow safety recommendations

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A motor vehicle crash in July and one in September netted two fatalities in Pickaway County for the third quarter of 2015.

The Safe Communities of Pickaway County Fatal Review Committee reviewed one of these crashes and advised that all safety recommendations be considered by drivers each time they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

“The Committee noted this particular crash reviewed shows why drivers need to remember that to ‘Stay Alive’ they should never ‘Text and Drive,’ and that driving with any type of impairment can end with negative results,” said Teresa C. Carper, outgoing director of the local program. “Also, the committee again noted the need to buckle up when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.”

Motorcycle safety was also a consideration of the crash reviewed, and drivers should remember to continue to ‘Watch Out for Motorcycles’ even though the summer season has ended.

Carper told the committee she would be leaving her post on Oct. 2, and a new director would need to review the September 2015 crash and any other crashes that might end in a fatality.

The committee meets each quarter to review crashes and fatalities and to make recommendations to promote safety and reduce fatalities in Pickaway County. The committee is a part of the Safe Communities of Pickaway County Coalition, and the program is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal