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Impaired driving continues to be one of the leading causes of car crashes in Ohio and throughout the country. People operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) by alcohol or drugs cause major threats to the safety and protection of other drivers on the road. The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is acting and taking substantial measures to prevent and arrest impaired drivers. The OSHP has recently released an OVI Dashboard, which was created to educate and inform the public of the statistics, dangers, and factors that contribute to OVI driving.
Impaired Driving in Ohio
Since 2016, there have been more than 78,000 traffic accidents in Ohio that involved an individual driving while impaired—and over 2,600 of these car crashes were fatal. Additionally, since 2016, state troopers have issued over 133,000 OVI arrests, and more than 31 percent of these violations have involved a repeat offense. Drugs or alcohol can prevent a driver from concentrating or even seeing the road or vehicles around them. Impairment also slows reaction time, cognitive functioning, and many more bodily functions, putting innocent motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians at risk.
What is the OVI Dashboard?
The OVI Dashboard is a new addition to the Ohio Statistics and Analytics for Traffic Safety, which is a series of reports and statistics involving traffic accidents in the state. The OVI dashboard is designed to educate and inform society of accidents occurring due to impaired drivers. Users are able to filter and search for any data in any specific location in the state. Further, they can view the actions Ohio Troopers and other law enforcement officers perform daily to prevent and protect the public from impaired drivers. Learning more about OVI driving and its effect on society is extremely important to prevent the dangerous act.
Contact an OVI Crash Lawyer Today
Impaired driving is a continuous and serious issue in Ohio and the entire country. Educating society on prevention measures and OVI statistics is important for the safety of our fellow drivers. If you or a loved one has been injured by an impaired driver, reach out to Tittle & Perlmuter to discuss your case.