Safe Driving Tips

Safe Communities announced today that there have been zero fatal crashes in Wood County this year compared to four at this time last year.

Rear-end and fixed object crashes are the major causes of crashes in Wood County.  Common factors that contribute to these type of collisions include:

  • Aggressive or reckless driving.
  • Texting and driving.
  • Driver fatigue.
  • Negligence while driving through intersections, parking lots, and highway ramps.
  • Failure to follow the rules of the road.

You can prevent these crashes by remembering these simple rules:

  • Look further up the road to spot traffic stopping long before the vehicle in front of you slams on its brakes.
  • Stay focused on your driving
  • Leave 2-3 vehicle lengths between you and the car in front of you, and more at higher rates of speed
  • Do not drive in excess of the speed limit
  • Do not drive drowsy or impaired
  • If there is poor visibility be cautious and drive within your abilities.

Let’s strive for zero fatal crashes in 2018.

For More Information:

  • Angel Burgos, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator:
    419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu

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