Safe Communities urges caution as schools get back in session

Wood County Safe Communities

From WOOD COUNTY SAFE COMMUNITIES

Wood County Safe Communities announced today that there have been seven fatal crashes in Wood County compared to eight at this same time last year.

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August is back to school month for local school districts and higher education facilities in Wood County. When traveling rural roads, please be attentive to school buses in the area picking up and dropping off the precious cargo. Watch for increased traffic in the area of school buildings and be mindful of the 20-mph school zone speed limit during restricted times.

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) will start its fall semester Aug. 27. Wooster Street is the main thoroughfare to enter the campus and shows a high volume of crashes from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m. Most crashes occur on Friday but with any event at BGSU, please be aware of the high
volume of traffic and travel these areas with caution. Additionally, Owens Community College will start its fall semester in August. Watch for increased traffic on Oregon Road with students entering and exiting campus. Students are encouraged to be mindful of congestion in parking lots and be aware of their surroundings.

Let’s prevent the high number of crashes that occur in your parking lots.

Let’s make this back to school season the safest in history!!

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