Multi-Agency Safety Effort US6

Fremont – The Williams, Henry, Wood, Sandusky, and Erie County Sheriff’s Offices along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, continue their enforcement efforts on US6 for the traffic safety initiative.  The US6 corridor from the Indiana line to Sandusky has been identified as a highly dangerous road to travel in Northwest Ohio.

In the past three years (2012 to 2014) this stretch of US6 has seen eighteen (18) fatal traffic crashes, 484 injury crashes, and 1,372 property damage crashes.  Sheriff’s deputies and troopers are using traffic safety signs, education, and enforcement to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal traffic crashes along US6.  To facilitate law enforcement efforts, the Ohio Department of Transportation placed portable message boards and speed trailers to educate motorists traveling along the US6 corridor.

As a result of the initiative, thus far, enforcement efforts have resulted in a total of 262 traffic stops, two OVI arrests, two citations for Follow-too-close/ACDA and seven citations for failing-to-yield.  During the multi-agency effort, from May 1 to June 30, 2015, there have been no fatal traffic crashes on US6.  Deputies and troopers will continue to saturate US6 and use education in an effort to make this a safer route to travel.

The US6 Corridor Project runs from May thru November.  Motorists should expect to see extra warning signs and more officers patrolling US6 in an effort to keep motorists safe.