Week long crackdown on distracted drivers begins

Ohio State Highway Patrol (WDTN Photo/Jarod Thrush)
Ohio State Highway Patrol (WDTN Photo/Jarod Thrush)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A multi-state effort is underway to crack down on distracted driving.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is one of six states participating. The initiative starts this weekend and runs a week.

56 people died last year in Ohio due to driving distractions, including talking and texting.

The patrol is looking to lower this death count through increased awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and focused enforcement on the roadways.

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