Stories tagged with: Driving

August 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
3 days 18 hours ago

With some area schools starting back up Monday and many more starting later this week, it's important to take caution while driving.

With school buses out more frequently and many students in the cross walk areas, drivers need to be aware of the laws and keep an extra eye out.  Sgt. Andy Armstrong with the Zanesville Police Department said they'll be monitoring the 20 miles per hour school zones to make sure drivers are obeying the slower speed limit.

"We try to be...

December 27, 2013 - 5:31pm
33 weeks 6 days ago

Last week gas prices in Zanesville and surrounding areas averaged around $3.24 a gallon, according to AAA. On Friday, the average price in Zanesville has increased about 20 cents to $3.42, upsetting many drivers.

Brad Tyo said, "I think the last time I got it, it was $3.10 or $3.11. I'm definitely trying to hold off as long as I can until I absolutely need gas, hopeful it goes back down here in the next few days or the next week."

"We'll I think they're...

December 11, 2013 - 6:19pm
36 weeks 1 day ago

With the rise in accidents this time of year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to pay attention and slow down.

Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post, says traveling at an unsafe speed while the roads are bad is the number one cause of accidents during the winter months.

"Just because the speed limit is 70 MPH on the interstate certainly doesn't mean it's safe to drive 70 MPH when the road are like they have been," Lt. Boyd explained....

November 22, 2013 - 6:34pm
38 weeks 6 days ago

The AAA Auto Club is expecting 43.4 million Americans to be traveling this Thanksgiving, including 1.68 million Ohioans. AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind, says that's a decrease of 1.5 percent nationally and 1.7 percent in Ohio. Although it's a small decrease from last year's numbers, Schwind says the number of travelers has been gradually climbing since the recession. If you're traveling this holiday season, Schwind says the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day to travel.

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December 18, 2011 - 8:21pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

That first dusting of snow we saw on Saturday is a reminder to drive carefully in winter weather.

Trooper Stephen Williams said the State Highway Patrol responded to three car crashes on Interstate 70 on Saturday night that were caused by icy bridges.  He said sometimes drivers forget that bridges and ramps freeze before roadways.

"Secondary roads like county roads and township roads are going to be iced up, and when we have snowfall, they're going to be the second...

February 16, 2011 - 7:19pm
3 years 26 weeks ago

Driving and texting is becoming a serious problem in the U.S. and now state lawmakers here in Ohio are working to ban it completely.

You're driving along and get a text message, you look down for just a few seconds and suddenly you find yourself in a near-accident. This scenario is becoming all too familiar to motorists across the country.

Auto Club AAA conducted a study last summer and you'd be surprised at the statistics they discovered.

"We found out in that study...

June 28, 2010 - 6:06pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

The Fourth of July is fast-approaching, and that means lots of time in the car. Here are some things to look out for when you're heading to those family barbecues.

While speeding is always a concern, the State Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for aggressive driving.

"When people are driving, what we ask them to do is especially when you're on the interstates, give yourself some room in front of you with the volume of traffic, there's a lot of jockeying around,"...

March 30, 2010 - 5:19pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

You soon may not be able to text while driving in the car.

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill last Wednesday that would make the activity illegal statewide. The bill is now in the Senate for discussion.

A majority of local residents we spoke with seem to have similar opinions about the bill possibly becoming a law.

"I can't say I don't do it because I do. I do it all the time, but you shouldn't be allowed to do it, " says Coshocton resident Rachelle...

March 17, 2010 - 4:14pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

The Licking County Safe Communities program is reporting that four individuals lost their lives in traffic accidents this past January.

That number is equal with the number of people who died during that same time period in 2009.

These combined fatalities cost the county more than 13.5 million dollars. A press release specifies that these costs include factors, such as years of life lost by these individuals and lost years of productivity or work.

March 9, 2010 - 7:09pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

There have been three area residents killed in accidents in our viewing area that may have been caused by improper passing.

Sgt. Jeremy Mendenhall of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said accidents like these can be avoided with proper passing techniques.

"When you're passing a vehicle, common sense has got to prevail," said Sgt. Mendenhall. "If you're going to pass, there are some things you've got to take into consideration. Is it a passing zone?...

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