Just the ticket? Police prepare six-week crackdown on bad driving
Saturday, May 31, 2008 9:02 PM
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
A six-week ticket-writing blitz awaits Columbus-area drivers beginning Monday.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is teaming with area police agencies to crack down on traffic violations, such as speeding and impaired driving, that can cause crashes.
Prior-enforcement initiatives have reduced the number of fatal and injury crashes in urban areas, said Col. Richard Collins, patrol superintendent.
State troopers, including aircraft and motorcycle units, will join Columbus, Dublin and Gahanna police and the Franklin County sheriff’s office in working roads to catch violators.
A similar effort last year in the Cincinnati area resulted in 6,223 tickets, 4,461 warnings and the arrest of 299 impaired drivers, the patrol said.
Twenty-five people have died in traffic crashes in Franklin County this year, eight fewer than in the same period a year ago. Eighty-one motorists died in crashes in the county last year.
— Randy Ludlow
Six-Week Enforcement Blitz Starts Monday
June 1, 2008 by John