Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
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Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
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Thursday is the first day of spring. With warmer temperatures on the way, the Ohio State Highway Patrol took the opportunity to remind drivers that motorcycles will soon reappear on area roadways.
"In 2013, Wood County experienced 6 fatalities involving motorcycles. That is one third of our fatal crashes and when you look at the ratio based on motorcycles to cars, that's way out of whack," said Lieutenant Jerrod Savidge.
Lieutenant Savidge says when a motorcycle is involved, 50 percent of the time the crash is the motorcycle driver's fault.
The patrol will be stepping up enforcement of helmet and license laws, as well as OVI this summer.
Savidge says experience is also a key for motorcycle riders.
"Of the motorcycle riders that are at fault, 60% of those have had their endorsement less than 2 years or don't have an endorsement at all so experience does come into play," said Savidge.
For drivers on 4 wheels, the highway patrol is asking you to look twice. For motorcycle drivers, troopers are asking you to slow down, especially in curves, and to wear a helmet.