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Ohio State Highway Patrol has joined a new alert system to help keep drivers
can sign up online and then receive text alerts on their phones, warning them
of accidents or road closures.
officials say they like the Nixle system. When a trooper sees a crash or a
problem area, they send the information to Nixle, which in turn warns drivers.
system is up-to-the-minute, and uses a geo-locating system to determine if
drivers are close to the affected area, giving them time to exit the highway
and find another way.
troopers do have one important piece of advice for drivers:
need to make sure you are paying attention to the roadway. If you do get a text
alert, maybe have a passenger read the text as you're driving down the roadway,"
said Sgt. Rick Vitte.
sign up for Nixle alerts, click
here. It's free.
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