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Increased Patrol Aimed at Keeping Roadways Safer


(DELAWARE COUNTY, OH) July 11, 2013 - The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has increased road patrol during the busy summer vacation travel time, in an effort to decrease serious traffic accidents.

Fresh air, longer days, and cook-outs (and finally no rain!) are sure signs summer is in full swing in Ohio. Travelers are often anxious and in a hurry to get to their destinations to maximize their summer fun. As the roads become more crowded, traffic accidents tend to increase. “Reducing your speed, staying sober, and wearing your seat belts are three of the best things travelers can do to reduce their chances of being involved in a serious crash,” says Delaware County Sheriff Russ Martin.

Sheriff’s deputies work overtime to provide this increased road patrol, thanks to grant funding from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Deputies are more visible in order to deter drivers from violating traffic laws. Deputies look for drunk drivers, aggressive motorists, and those violating speed limits or not wearing seat belts. “Working together, we can all do our part to help keep our roadways as safe as possible – in the summer and all year long,” says Sheriff Martin.