TrafficWise - September 19, 2022

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September 19, 2022

Year-to-Date Confirmed Traffic Fatalities, Current versus 2021 Traffic Fatalities

Fatal Crash Stats 919

FATAL CRASHES 2022 YEAR TO DATE MAP can be found here.

OSTATS CRASH DASHBOARD can be found here.

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Patrol Reports 4 Fatal Crashes During Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Troopers say 2022 was the safest Labor Day Weekend in more than a decade

COLUMBUS - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting four fatal traffic crashes which claimed four lives over the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to provisional data. The data collected points to the 2022 Labor Day holiday weekend as being the safest since 2010. 

  • Troopers arrested 405 drivers for OVI
  • 1,992 safety belt citations issued
  • Troopers also made 221 drug arrests and 94 felony apprehensions

The Labor Day weekend reporting period began Friday, September 2 at 12 a.m. and ended Monday, September 5 at 11:59 p.m.

A total of 16,894 traffic enforcement stops were conducted along with 10,356 non-enforcement stops. Troopers also provided assistance to 2,065 motorists. 

For a complete breakdown of the Patrol’s Labor Day enforcement, please visit: and

REMINDER: Today is the last day to return completed activity reports for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

The “Activity Reporting” form can be found here.

The form can be sent to OTSO by fax at (614) 752-4646 or by email at

October is Pedestrian Safety Month

The personal, physical, and environmental benefits of walking can lead to healthier, quieter, cleaner, and safer streets. Walking can also improve local economies and enhance social and community engagement, which can lead to more vibrant, resilient, and livable spaces.

Unfortunately, in 2020 there were 6,516 pedestrians killed in the United States. That is 18 pedestrians a day and 125 pedestrians a week. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 81 minutes and injured every 10 minutes in traffic crashes in 2020. 

Please use these materials to increase awareness about how we can combat pedestrian crashes in our communities.

Click here to get the 2022 Pedestrian Safety campaign materials.

On behalf of the NHTSA team, thanks for your proactive support in pedestrian safety.

Teen Driver Safety Week

Teen Drivers

October 16-22, 2022

This week, and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

These rules address the greatest dangers for teen drivers:

  • distracted driving (including texting while driving)
  • impaired driving (alcohol and drugs)
  • inconsistent or no seat belt use
  • number of passengers
  • speeding


Even if you think they aren't listening, they are. Remember, set the rules before they hit the road.

Click here and get your campaign materials now from NHTSA.

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