State Police Will Be On The Roads This Holiday Weekend

In antic­i­pa­tion of increased traf­fic dur­ing the Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day, the Ohio State High­way Patrol is remind­ing dri­vers to buckle up every trip, every time.

Last year dur­ing the Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day week­end, 17 peo­ple were killed in 15 fatal crashes on Ohio’s road­ways. Seven of the 17 fatal­i­ties, 41 per­cent, were the result of an impaired dri­ver. That is why troop­ers will be out in full force this week­end, look­ing for and remov­ing these dan­ger­ous dri­vers from our road­ways.

AAA pre­dicts more than 46 mil­lion Amer­i­cans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the hol­i­day. The Patrol expects traf­fic to increase begin­ning tomor­row after­noon and is urg­ing motorists to con­tribute to high­way safety by plan­ning ahead for pos­si­ble delays and mak­ing safety their first pri­or­ity.

Troop­ers rec­om­mend that motorists con­tact the Patrol by call­ing #677 to report drug activ­ity or impaired drivers.

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