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LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Lucas County Sheriff's Office, Toledo Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol
will have extra eyes on the road this holiday season, watching for any unsafe
driving that could cause accidents.
out here to do enforcement, but we want motorists to make good decisions," said
Lt. John Altman, with OSHP. "Any time you see increased traffic, we can have a
tendency to see somewhat of an increase in crashes, so we try to get out and do
things like this to remind motorists, ‘Give yourself extra time. Make those
good, common sense decisions.'"
law enforcement agencies will be increasing their patrols through the end of
the year. While Lucas County does have one of the highest fatality rates as a
result of crashes, officials want to make this the safest year on record for
the state of Ohio.
looking for aggressive drivers, speeding, individuals who are deciding not to
wear their seatbelts, individuals who are making bad choices and driving
impaired," Lt. Altman said.
says the weather plays a huge role, as well, and says it's important to always
consider road conditions.
vehicle doesn't stop the same, it doesn't turn the same, it doesn't do the same
things on dry pavement as it does on snow, ice, rainy roads," he said.
help keep driver safe, anyone who spots a violation can call 911 or #677 to