The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be doing its part to ensure people get to their destination safely this Thanksgiving.
The Highway Patrol says troopers will be cracking down on impaired drivers, distracted drivers and those not wearing a seat belt.
Troopers will be highly visible from Wednesday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 27th.
During last year’s Thanksgiving reporting period in Ohio, 17 people were killed in 14 fatal crashes.
Seven crashes and fatalities involved alcohol and/or drugs.
Of the 16 fatalities in which seat belts were available, nine were unbelted.
The Highway Patrol also made 305 arrests for impaired driving during last year’s Thanksgiving reporting period.
The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest night for bars and restaurants, and the Highway Patrol is urging everyone who imbibes to designate a sober driver.