540 vehicle crashes investigated

540 vehicle crashes  investigated

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From Jan. 1 through March 31, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported a total of 540 vehicle crashes investigated in Tuscarawas County. Of the 540 crashes investigated, Tuscarawas County experienced two fatal crashes with two fatalities.

The Safe Communities Coalition is comprised of partners from various agencies and organizations in Tuscarawas County. “Our partners are critical to the success of the Safe Communities traffic-safety efforts,” said Natasha Yonley, director of prevention for the Tuscarawas County Health Department. “Every partner brings a unique perspective to the table.”

Led by the Safe Communities coordinator at the Tuscarawas County Health Department, the Safe Communities Coalition conducts traffic-safety media campaigns, coordinates events and activities, and distributes educational materials to help prevent fatal traffic crashes and injuries from occurring in the county. The group also spends time educating the driving population of Tuscarawas County on impaired driving, seat-belt use, distracted driving and motorcycle awareness.

Members of the Safe Communities Coalition meet quarterly to review the traffic fatalities and identify any trends or measures that can be taken to prevent future traffic fatalities in Tuscarawas County. Visit www.tchdnow.org/safe-communities.html or email healthed@tchdnow.org.

Efforts of the Safe Communities Coalition are funded through a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. For more information about OTSO and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, visit www.ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov/index.stm.

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