Stories tagged with: LT MATT BOYD

December 22, 2015 - 4:51pm
22 weeks 1 day ago

Traffic related deaths are on the rise.

The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging road safety for the end of year holiday travel.

"Right now we're really trying to focus through the end of the year, because there's been more people killed this year," said Lieutenant Matt Boyd. "We're about 4% increase this year over what we had all of last year,as far as the number of people killed on the road ways. With the unseasonably warm temperatures and...

September 11, 2014 - 10:45am
1 year 36 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.

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October 30, 2013 - 7:26pm
2 years 29 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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