During the month of April, there were no fatal crashes reported in Henry County.

The Henry County Safe Communities coalition, funded through a grant provided by the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO), periodically reviews fatal crash data in an effort to prevent fatal traffic crashes and injuries from happening in Henry County.

Henry County Safe Communities coalition reminds drivers to be safe on the road. With the warmer weather, hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists will hit the streets, ready to shake off the winter blues and cruise. Drivers should Share the Road to help keep motorcyclists safe with these tips: Check all mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles before changing lanes or merging with traffic, especially at intersections; and always allow more follow distance — three to four seconds — when behind a motorcycle.

May 20-June 2 is Click It or Ticket mobilization in Henry County and across the nation.

Each year, too many people die as a result of refusing to buckle their seat belts. According to data from the Ohio Department of Transportation, 36% of the fatal crashes that occurred in Henry County involved occupants not wearing a seatbelt from 2015-17.

Whether you ride in the front seat or the back, and no matter which car seat or booster seat your child may use, everyone’s seat belt should be buckled every trip. Wearing your seat belt is required by law.

(Information courtesy of the Henry County Safe Communities coalition.)

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