Medina County Safe Communities Program Releases
2013 County Traffic Fatalities Update
As of November 5, 2013 Medina County has had two fatal crashes with two people killed. In 2012 there were seven fatal crashes with seven people killed. During 2011 there was fourteen fatal crashes with sixteen persons killed in Medina County.
NEW! If you want to check out traffic or an incident on 71 at 303, ODOT now has a camera there.
The quick way to get the view is to go to http://ohgo.com/dashboard/cleveland. Pick the icon on the right side that looks like a movie camera. Also, radars installed all along the freeway measure traffic speed and the road on the map will change color to indicate general traffic speed.
“The Medina County Safe Communities Coalition is actively involved with education, information and enforcement within Medina County. Yes we look at the costs involved but this problem is much further reaching than the money. It is the people involved the families that have to endure the tragedy and the loss of family members. Fatal crashes have farther reaching impact that many drivers fail to even think about. Unless it happens to you or a loved one or even a close friend you will never understand the horrific and life changing results of a fatal crash,” Said Chief Carl Deforest of the Brunswick Division of Police.
“From 2010 – 2012, more than half of the people killed on Ohio’s roadways were not wearing a safety belt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 340 lives were saved in Ohio and 11,949 were saved nationwide in 2011 as a direct result of motorists buckling-up. Using a safety belt remains the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.” said Lieutenant William P. Haymaker Post Commander of the Medina Highway Patrol Post.
“The key effort of each seat belt usage or alcohol campaign is to keep awareness, education and enforcement high within our communities to prevent Fatal Crashes in Medina County, as of today we continue to reach for that goal,” said Lt. Brian Ohlin of the Brunswick Division of Police and Commander of the Medina County OVI Task Force.
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KEEP THEM SAFE
PLEASE BUCKLE UP
Sally and Sammy Safety Belt are the official Safety Kids for Medina County Safe Communities.
Follow their lead -- WRAP AROUND A SAFETY BELT
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR OVI DRIVERS IN MEDINA COUNTY
DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER