Wood County Safe Communities announced today there have been four fatal crashes compared to three last year at this time. This is an increase of one crash to date.
May is also Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May –and during the rest of the year –drivers of all motor vehicles are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcyclists and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.
In Wood County alone, helmet usage for persons involved in crashes was 52.5% percent in 2015. This is an increase from 2014, when the helmet use in crashes was 52.4%. However, the percentage of people injured in crashes has decreased from 100% in 2014, to 66% in 2015. With this in mind, it is essential now more than ever that motorcyclists wear a helmet. Always be aware of the presence of motorcycles.
For More Information:
- Ohio State Highway Patrol, Lt. Jerrod Savidge, 419-352-2481
- Safe Communities Coordinator, Sandy Wiechman
- 419-372-9353 or firstname.lastname@example.org