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 firstname.lastname@example.org