Traffic fatalities in Ohio are up 12 percent this year, prompting the Ohio Highway Patrol to take action.
The patrol will send out three traveling tactical squads to target crash-causing traffic offenses.
The summer-long initiative will be a high-visibility enforcement effort.
It will use data on past crashes, including the days and times most of the crashes are occurring, to determine where and when to patrol.
“We hope to combat the rising fatalities by patrolling areas during the days and times when they are most dangerous,” Col. John Born, Patrol superintendent, said in a news release.
Born urges drivers to stay focused and wear safety belts.
Maps illustrating the high-crash areas around the state are available at statepatrol.ohio.gov.
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