According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents on Ohio roads increased by 12 percent over the year 2011. As a result, the Highway Patrol is sending out three “tactical” teams to be positioned in areas of the state that have shown the greatest increase in motor vehicle accidents causing injury and fatality. Lt. Anne Ralston of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that the tactical teams will focus on the northwest, northeast, and southwest Ohio.
The patrol hopes that improvements in technology will allow them to zero-in on trouble areas and respond.
“We have always known where the crashes are, but now we have more technology. With every stop when have a GPS car ping, with every crash we have that ping that can plot that crash. We can deploy the resources more effectively,” said Lt. Ralston.
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Source: NBC4, “Fatal crashes on the rise; patrol plans push for safety,” Marcus Thorpe, June 12, 2012.