Stories tagged with: LT MATT BOYD

September 11, 2014 - 9:45am
1 year 11 weeks ago

Driving's a freedom that we get at the age of 16, but as we age getting behind the wheel can be a danger to ourselves and others.

Lieutenant Matt Boyd said there's no designated age to hang up the keys. For some it may be 50 years-old while for others 90. Lt. Boyd said it's important for those driving to stay in shape and talk to their doctor about the medications they're taking and how to minimize interactions with them.

He said as we age cognitive skills diminish.


October 30, 2013 - 6:26pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

Highway Patrol Lieutenant Matt Boyd says this time last year, there were 969 confirmed traffic fatalities in Ohio. That number has dipped down to 823 so far in 2013. Lt. Boyd attributes the decrease to a number of things including educating young and older drivers, who make up the majority of traffic accidents, and an increased presence of troopers on the roadways.

"There's engineering on the roadways. Engineers look at problem areas and make changes to bridges and structures,...

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