Commercial drivers play part in keeping roads safe

Wood County Safe Communities

From WOOD COUNTY SAFE COMMUNITIES

Wood County Safe Communities announced today (Sept. 6, 2017) that there have been 10 fatal crashes in Wood County compared to nine through this same period last year.

September 10-16, 2017 is National Commercial Vehicle Appreciation Week. Please take a moment to honor all professional drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of the economy’s most demanding and important jobs. These men and women are not
only doing their jobs but also working to keep our highways safe.
Also, September 17-23, 2017 is Child Passenger Safety Seat Awareness week.

In Wood County, there has been a fatality involving a child under the age of 13 in calendar year 2017. It is essential for parents to make sure child safety equipment in their vehicles is current with state and federal regulations and installed properly.

Child safety seats reduce
the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers. Car seats
are most effective when installed properly and used correctly. Residents of Wood County
are encouraged to contact either Wood County Hospital or Safe Kids of Greater Toledo to
schedule a car seat inspection.
For More Information:
 Lt. Angel Burgos, Ohio State Highway

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