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.
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."
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.
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...
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.
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,"...
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.