Patrol: No Reports Of Major Ohio Traffic Tie-Ups
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The State Highway Patrol says traffic appeared to be moving well around the state on Memorial Day weekend. A patrol dispatcher says no major traffic tie-ups were being reported on Ohio highways as of early Saturday afternoon. Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a dangerous period on Ohio roads, particularly for impaired driving crashes. The patrol says five of the 14 people killed on Ohio roadways the last Memorial holiday were involved in alcohol-related crashes. Motorists should be reminded that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective tool in reducing injuries and deaths in crashes. The patrol also urges all drivers to report impaired drivers.