Stories tagged with: Speeding

August 28, 2013 - 4:32pm
2 years 47 weeks ago

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, summertime and summer holiday's are the peak season for accidents, speeding and drunk driving. This Labor Day weekend, drivers will see an increased presence of troopers.

"We try to have at least 80% of our people out over the holiday weekends in the summer time," said Sgt. Chuck Merryman. "Such as Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day weekend. We also have overtime that we post for our troopers to even increase our presence...

November 20, 2012 - 6:50pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

If you're planning on traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday expect to see an increase in law enforcement on the roadways.

43.6 million Americans are expected to drive at least 50 miles over the course of the holiday, which means the State Highway Patrol will be sending extra units out looking for impaired drivers. The Patrol reports that last year in Ohio seventeen people were killed over the Thanksgiving holiday, and 30% of those deaths were alcohol related.


December 3, 2009 - 7:34pm
6 years 33 weeks ago

There is a new addition on North Dietz Lane that is being used to improve safety for drivers.

The tragic accident last week in which two teenagers died after a head on collision on Dietz Lane is still in the minds of many as they travel down the road.  But troopers say fatal accidents on Dietz Lane are rare and it is no more problematic than any other county road.

There is not a lot of fatal accidents, there are not a lot of injury accidents there, usually it is...

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