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For Immediate Release: June 29, 2015
Contact: Lt. Craig Cvetan or Sgt. Vincent Shirey (614) 752-2792

OSHP and ODOT to announce traffic safety initiative
showing total traffic deaths on digital message boards


The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation are partnering together to announce a traffic safety initiative using ODOT digital message boards visible above highways across the state. The boards will rotate between the year-to-date number of traffic deaths of 2015 and traffic safety messaging, such as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m.


Ohio Department of Transportation Traffic Management Center
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223



Colonel Paul A. Pride, OSHP superintendent

Sonja Simpson, Deputy Director, ODOT Division of Operations


As of the last week of June, Ohio has recorded 76 more traffic deaths in 2015 than the same time period a year ago. By utilizing the 130 permanent digital message boards across the state, ODOT and OSHP hope to change driver behavior and reverse this upward trend.


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