Findlay – One of the main contributing factors in crashes in Hardin County is failure to yield. In an effort to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes, troopers from the Findlay Post will be working a targeted enforcement effort through the month of May. Violations that troopers will focus on during this effort include running red lights and failure to stop at a stop sign.
“Unfortunately we continue to see an increase in traffic crashes related to failure to yield violations,” said Lt. Matt Crow, Findlay Post Commander. “A review of reports from April of 2021 through April of 2022 show we have had 57 such crashes where failure to yield was the contributing factor.”
“We look at traffic crashes from the perspective of education, engineering, and enforcement. All three play a pivotal role in preventing injuries and deaths. We try to educate the public on a regular basis through the media and public speaking engagements. We speak to students at driver’s educations classes and others through local civic organizations. We work hand in hand with ODOT and our local partners when it comes to looking for ways to improve our roadways. Our final approach is enforcing the traffic laws, when those driving choose to violate it” said Crow.
During this enforcement effort, there will be zero tolerance for failure yield violations.
We encourage everyone to come to a complete stop at red lights and stop signs. Please take an extra moment to ensure it is clear when proceeding from a stop sign. Remember to always wear your safety belt and never drive distracted or impaired.