traffic fatalities

‘Move Over Law’ Expanded to Protect Workers

Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law on December 19 to protect Ohio road crews. Introduced by Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville), Senate Bill 137 updates the current “Move Over Law” to include highway construction vehicles. All motorists are now required to slow down and, if possible, move to an adjacent lane when approaching...

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Ohio Traffic Fatalities Up in 2012

After six consecutive years of decline, motor vehicle traffic fatalities increased in 2012. According to data recently released from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ohio had one of the largest annual jumps in fatalities in the nation in 2012 and was among 37 states where the number of traffic fatalities rose last year, and...

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Memorial Day Weekend sees 14 traffic fatalities in Ohio

The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) reports 14 people lost their lives in traffic incidents over the weekend – up one from 2012.* OVI-related traffic fatalities decreased to three for the weekend, down from seven in 2012. But OVI arrests increased nearly 5 percent. OSHP announced they made more arrests for impaired driving, drugs...

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