One of the greatest challenges facing Ohio is reducing the number of fatalities and injuries and the costs associated with traffic crashes statewide.
In 2011, there were 298,331 crashes in Ohio – 1,015 people were killed and 108,313 people were injured. In addition to the emotional impact, the economic cost to Ohio is about $10 billion per year in lost wages, increased health care and other related costs.
The vast majority of these crashes are caused by driver error. To reduce crashes and injuries, and save lives, the Ohio Department of Transportation is working with the Department of Public Safety, the public and local, state and federal agencies to: identify and improve high-crash and severe-crash locations through engineering; enforce traffic laws; and promote safe driving behavior through public education.
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