OSHP clock more tickets over Labor Day weekend

OSHP clock more tickets over Labor Day weekend

LUCAS COUNTY (WTOL) - Summer is known as some of the deadliest days on the road.

Over the holiday weekend, 11 people were killed in fatal traffic accidents across the state.

While that's less than 2017, Ohio State Highway patrol said it's still too many. They are patrolling the roads looking for traffic violations to protect you.

Labor Day weekend was a busy one for Ohio State Highway Patrol.

They issued 35,019 tickets from August 31 to September 3. That's five percent more than last year. And Lucas County had the second highest number of incidents (1,495) in the state behind only Franklin County.

As summer ends OSHP are reinforcing a message of safe driving throughout the year.

"In the month of September the public safety message we are trying to get out is just safe driving," said Sgt. Shawn Fosgate, Assistant Post Commander at the OSHP Bowling Green Post. "With that it's make sure you are buckled up, make sure you drive sober, you're not distracted while driving and you're not driving aggressively."

Ohio State Highway Patrol said they will be on the road enforcing traffic laws, working to keep not just you safe, but all drivers.

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