Greene County Traffic Fatalities Update

The Greene County Safe Communities program reports that since May 25, 2011, there have been three (3) additional traffic fatalities, bringing Greene County to a total of six (6) for the year. This compares with seven (7) traffic deaths for the same period in 2010.

The top three (3) leading causes for these last few crashes that have resulted in death and injury in Greene County are improper speed, impaired driving and failure to yield. These deaths, while tragic, were all preventable. Please…slow down, drive sober and obey all traffic signs and signals.

The safety of our Greene County residents while they are traveling on the roads is our biggest concern. As we head down the “back 40” of the summer season, Safe Communities would like to remind all drivers to buckle up, park your phone and drive responsibly or secure a designated driver. Your life is worth saving!

The Ohio Department of Public Safety introduced the Safe Communities program to help communities decrease traffic injuries and deaths, increase safety awareness, decrease the amount of money spent on traffic-related injuries, and increase the number of people involved in keeping communities safe.

The next meeting of the Greene County Safe Communities Coalition is September 21, 9 a.m. at the Greene County Combined Health District in Xenia. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Laurie Fox at 937-374-5669 or email lfox@gcchd.org.

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