State patrol to ramp up enforcement over Memorial Day holiday

The 3-day Memorial Day holiday weekend is here, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers that traffic deaths tend to increase over the holiday and they want motorists to drive cautiously and pay attention. Troopers and local law enforcement will join together to work towards a fatality-free holiday weekend on Ohio roads. Last year there were 16 traffic deaths during the Memorial Day weekend and 44 percent of them were related to impairment. The Patrol made 546 OVI arrests during the Memorial Day weekend in 2015.
The kick off of the national Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization is going on through June 5. Troopers say they will have a zero tolerance policy for those not wearing a safety belt. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide in 2015 were not restrained.

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