Ohio State Highway Patrol
Media Release

 

General Headquarters — Columbus, Ohio

 


For Immediate Release: September 3, 2007
Contact: Lt. Tony Bradshaw (614) 752-2792

 

Patrol Reports Labor Day fatalities increase 71 percent over 2006

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol released provisional statistics which showed 71 percent more people were killed on Ohio roadways this Labor Day holiday when compared to the same time period last year. Law enforcement agencies reported 20 fatal crashes which killed 24 people from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Monday. Last year, 14 people were killed during a similar four-day period.

Troopers also arrested over 700 people for OVI this weekend alone in what was the deadliest Labor Day holiday since 2002 when 25 people lost their lives on Ohio roadways.

The following are statistics for the 2007 Labor Day Holiday reporting period:

 
 
Fatal crashes
Number killed
Number Injured
State/Federal Highways

8

9

1
County Roads

3

3

2
City Streets

6

7

1
Interstate highways (inside cities)

1

2

0
Interstate highways (outside cities)

1

1

1
Ohio Turnpike

1

2

1
Totals

20

24

6

Alcohol Use Information
  # Fatal Crashes
Alcohol in use
5
Alcohol not in use

5

Alcohol use unknown

10


Safety Belt Information
 
Number killed
Safety belts in use

3

Safety belts installed but not used

6

Safety belts not installed

0

Pedestrian

4

Motorcycle

8

Other type vehicle - Pedalcycle

0

Unknown

3

 

 

 

 









Motorcycle Helmet Information
  Drivers Passengers
Number Killed

7

1

Helmet in Use

3

0

Helmet not in Use

4

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A daily tally of impaired driver arrests, as well as alcohol-involved crashes was made available to the public at www.statepatrol.ohio.gov this Labor Day. The Patrol’s efforts were conducted in conjunction with a national effort to reduce impaired driving incidents and crashes. Increased and specialized enforcement is made possible through federal overtime funding and works in conjunction with Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort).


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07-139

 


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