Findlay – Failure to yield is the largest contributing factor for serious injury and fatal crashes in Hancock County. As a result, troopers from the Findlay Post will be working a targeted enforcement effort to reduce the number of injury and fatal crashes in Hancock County.
Starting next week, and continuing throughout the summer season, Findlay troopers will be focusing their enforcement efforts on failure to yield violations such as stop sign and red light violations. “Unfortunately we have seen a large increase in fatal and serious injury crashes this year alone, and when we look back at a one year period from May of 2018 through the end of May this year, we have had 60 crashes in which people were either seriously injured or killed,” said Lt. Matt Crow, Findlay Post Commander.
Findlay Post troopers will be supplemented in their efforts by the OSHP Aviation Unit as well as troopers from the Lima Post and Bowling Green Posts throughout the enforcement effort. “When we look at traffic crashes we look at them from the perspective of education, engineering, and enforcement. All three are pivotal in preventing injuries and death. We educate the public on a regular basis through the media as well as public speaking engagements such as driver’s education classes and speaking to 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, and finally we enforce the law when those driving choose to violate it”, said Lt. Crow. During this enforcement effort, there will be zero tolerance for failure to yield violations.
We encourage everyone to come to a complete stop and take an extra moment to ensure it is clear before proceeding through a stop sign or red light.