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(Toledo News Now) -
An 8-day nationwide crackdown on Turnpike drivers is being considered a
From New Jersey to California, troopers on I-80 stepped up their
enforcement to prevent speeding, impaired driving and aggressive driving. Lt.
William Bowers, with the Toledo post of OHSP, says they used tactics they use
on a daily basis to look for distracted drivers.
Their goal was to have a zero-fatality rate from July 24-31.
Unfortunately, that did not happen. There were two deaths nationwide, one of
them in Sandusky. But Lt. Bowers says the crackdown is still being considered a
"When you figure the number of fatalities that happen across the U.S.
every day, let alone just Ohio, it's pretty amazing that there was only two
fatalities on a road that stretched from California to New Jersey," Bowers
Bowers also said there were a few DUIs issued in northwest Ohio,
something that doesn't occur often on the Turnpike.