Created on Monday, 15 October 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Officials with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that the agency has received a total of $31,669.14 in federal traffic safety funding for fiscal year 2013 through the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Office of Criminal Justice Service.
Based on crash data, impaired driving and fatal crashes will be a priority for Logan County to address.
According to 2009-2011 data, there were 210 crashes related to impaired driving. These crashes caused injuries for 133 people and a total of 13 fatalities.
Additionally, a total of 32 fatal crashes were reported during the same three-year period.
In order to reduce these numbers in Logan County, the sheriff’s office will be conducting high visiblity enforcement, working overtime hours and hosting educational/ awareness events, all made possible through the grant funding.
These funds are passed through OCJS from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of traffic safety partners statewide.