State Highway Patrol Increases Visibility

by Courtney Wheaton on July 1, 2013 at 6:38 am

With the holiday quickly approaching more people are expected to be traveling on major interstates and highways.

The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says that they are prepared for the influx of people.

"So what we’ve done is posted some overtime for our guys to come out and work those two days Wednesday and Thursday. It will be high visibility and strict enforcement, " said Sargeant, Clark Felix.

Last year during the Fourth of July holiday there were six crashes reported in our area and five of them were injury accidents. Sergeant Felix says there are ways for people to stay safe on the roadways.

" If they plan on doing any traveling this holiday remember to leave early, expect some delays on the interstate because of the added traffic and construction," said Felix.

Along with added traffic there are more cases of drinking and driving during the summer months especially around major holidays. The Ohio State Highway Patrol urges people to drive defensively and pay attention.