Brunswick Division of Police
Medina County Safe Communities Program Releases
2014 County Traffic Fatalities Update
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.
“We continue to see great success in reducing the alcohol related fatal crash problem. In FFY 13 (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014) there was 1 alcohol related fatal crash and in FFY 14 there were 4. This is a significant reduction from the average of 7 in earlier years. Our enforcement and education efforts are effective and we will continue our program in 2015.” said Lt. Brian Ohlin of the Brunswick Division of Police and Commander of the Medina County OVI Task Force.
“The death of one citizen is one too many. We must all focus efforts on reversing this recent trend, eliminating or reducing serious or fatal crashes and enhancing the safety of the community and citizens we serve.” said Chief Carl Deforest of the Brunswick Division of Police.
“Fatal crashes have significantly increased this year as compared to 2013. Although we are experiencing an increase, the Ohio State Patrol along with our partners in law enforcement, will continue to work together to reduce fatal crashes in Medina County.” said Lieutenant Mark A. Neff Post Commander of the Medina Highway Patrol Post.
We invite everyone to visit the Medina Safe Communities web site for more information videos and awareness opportunities. www.medinasafecommunities.org
The “Safe Communities” program was developed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety to establish and/or expand community partnerships to create safer, healthier communities throughout Ohio.
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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
As of November 4, 2014, Medina County has had twelve fatal crashes with thirteen people killed.
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