(Dublin, OH) – Drivers along the U.S. 33 corridor between Avery Road and Frantz Road in Dublin will see an increased police presence and speed enforcement this summer.
According to Dublin Lt. John DeJarnette, a recent crash analysis of this stretch of U.S. 33, indicated a significant number of crashes compared to other parts of the City. In 2012, there were 122 crashes on U.S. 33 between Avery Rd and Frantz Rd. That accounted for 16% of the crashes for the entire City. Of those crashes, more than a third were injury accidents (see stats below).
DeJarnette said one of the goals of the police department is to reduce traffic accidents in the community.
“We will use several strategies to try to reduce crashes including driver education, an increased officer presence and enforcement in the area,” stated DeJarnette.
DeJarnette said the department will assess the effectiveness of these efforts later this summer.
“Safety is our number one priority for Dublin residents, corporate citizens and visitors. We will continue to work hard to enhance the safety of our community,” he added.
Injury information from recent crash study on US 33 corridor:
2012 Injuries: 42 of 122 or 34%
2013 Injuries: 8 of 39 or 21%
No fatal traffic crashes in 2012 or 2013
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