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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ohio Roads Safest in Recent History

Posted By on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 11:59 AM

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Ohio may be one of the most obese states in the country, and we may be the sweariest, but apparently we are also one of the safest, at least on the roadways.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, 945 people died this year in Ohio as a result of driving-related accidents. That's the lowest number on record since 1936 when the state first began keeping tabs on these types of stats, and the lowest number since grazing cattle and horses (we assume) provided friendly road obstacles.

Last year, 1,122 people were killed from roadway accidents.

ODOT attributes this year's low number to a few things: “Roadway engineering is getting better, vehicle engineering is getting better and law enforcement is getting better,” director Jerry Wray told 19 Action News.

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