Wood County Safe Communities announced today that there have been 8 fatal crashes in Wood County compared to 9 at this same time last year.
August is back to school month for local school districts and higher education facilities in Wood County. When travelling rural roads, please be attentive to school buses in the area picking up and dropping of their precious cargo. Watch for increased traffic in the area of school buildings and be mindful of the 20 mph school zone speed limit during restricted times.
Owens Community College begins the fall semester on August 21. Watch for increased traffic on Oregon Road with students entering and exiting campus. Students and staff of the college are reminder to be mindful of congestion in parking lots and be aware of your surroundings. These times can help prevent the high number of crashes that occur in in college parking lots.
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) classes also begin August 21. Wooster Street is the main thoroughfare to enter the campus statistics show a high volume of crashes from 11am to 6 pm. Most crashes occur on Friday but all drivers are reminded when attending events at BGSU, to be aware of the high volume of traffic and to travel these areas with caution.
Let’s make this back to school season the safest in history!!
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