OSP crackdown results in tickets, tickets and more tickets

Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser. (Photo/American Association of State Troopers)
Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser. (Photo/American Association of State Troopers)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An Ohio State Highway Patrol crackdown during the week of Memorial Day resulted in a lot of tickets issued to drivers.

The OSP says the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in 7,403 seat belt violations in Ohio from May 18 through May 25. The total for the six states that participated is 16,131. 128 child safety seat violations were also issued.

“If you are in a traffic crash, wearing a safety belt significantly increases your likelihood of survival,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. “That is why law enforcement officers in Ohio and beyond are dedicated to enforcing safety belt usage.”

The crackdown included troopers in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The project focused on seat belt violations this time around, but past trooper projects focused on speeding, impaired driving and distracted driving offenses.

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