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.