Life in Delaware County

Fatal Crashes Down Slightly In 2019

30 Nov , 2019  

The numbers are still unfortunately too high, however there is a positive trend along the streets and highways in Delaware County.

With one month until the end of 2019, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting that the number of fatal crashes, year to date, is down slightly in the county as compared to the previous two years. More…


Life in Delaware County

It Was A Dangerous Fourth Of July On Ohio, Delaware County Roads

10 Jul , 2019  

It was a dangerous holiday and weekend in Delaware County and across the state over the Fourth of July, according to numbers released this week by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

In fact, the county ranked as the fifth highest statewide in terms of reported incidents (1,288). That includes all manner of incidents in which the Patrol was involved, not just car accidents. More…

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Life in Delaware County

SAFE Reminds Parents To Keep Kids Safe And Out Of Hot Cars

3 Jun , 2019  

In 2018, 52 children died in hot cars, making it the deadliest year on record in the last 20 years. As warmer weather fast approaches, Safe Kids Worldwide and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) are joining together to raise awareness about the importance of child reminder technology and the need for increased public education around the dangers of leaving children in hot cars.

“Close to 800 children have died in hot cars over the last 20 years, and each of those deaths was preventable,” said SAFE Delaware County Coordinator Jackie Bain. “We all have a role to play in preventing vehicular heatstroke in children. If you see a child alone in a car, take action and save their life.” More…


Life in Delaware County

November Is Deer Related Accident Season

17 Nov , 2018  

It’s deer in the road season.

“Staying alert and avoiding distractions while driving are always important,” said Director of the Ohio Department of Safety Jillian Froment. “It’s also important to review and make sure you have the insurance coverage you need to help protect your family and other drivers on the road.” More…

Life in Delaware County

Teen Driver Safety Week Highlights Serious Issue

20 Oct , 2018  

The week of October 21-27 is designated as National Teen Driver Safety Week and members of the SAFE Teen Driver Safety Task Force are using the week to bring awareness to an increasingly tragic subject.

“Teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate dangerous situations or not be able to recognize hazardous situations,” said Jackie Bain, SAFE coordinator and community health specialist for the Delaware General Health District. More…

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