Life in Delaware County

SAFE Delaware Awarded $50K Traffic Safety Grant

5 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) awarded $50,000 in federal traffic safety funding to the Delaware General Health District’s traffic safety coalition Safety Awareness for Everyone Delaware County (SAFE) for federal fiscal year 2020.

“Partnerships are critical to the success of any safety effort and we are committed to working with safety partners to address traffic safety concerns in Delaware County,” said SAFE Coordinator Jackie Bain. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Downtown Turns Change Next Week In Powell

3 Oct , 2019  

Motorists traveling through downtown Powell will soon see signs in place to prohibit left turns from 7 AM – 7 PM daily at the Olentangy and Liberty Street intersection. The signs are expected to be installed by the City’s Public Service Department early next week, weather permitting.

Powell City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to extend the time frame for restricted left turns at the intersection from 7 AM – 7 PM daily. More…

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Life in Delaware County

County Drive Sober Enforcement Campaign to Kick Off

13 Aug , 2019  

The SAFE Delaware County coalition will kick off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign on Thursday, August 15 at 10:30 AM at MC Fitness Center, 7100 Graphics Way in Lewis Center.

This year, the kick-off event will feature Delaware County Prosecutor Melissa Schiffel along with Lt. Eric Caudill of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Delaware Post. Prosecutor Schiffel will speak on impaired driver convictions while Lt. Caudill will touch on the importance of driving sober after an OSP Trooper was hit by a drunk driver in July. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Central Ohio High-Crash Intersection List Released; Delaware County Has Four In Top 100

12 Nov , 2018  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has released its Top 100 Regional High-Crash Intersections list for 2018. Ranking of intersections is based on a formula that considers number of crashes, traffic volume and severity over the three-year period 2015-2017. MORPC produces the list on an annual basis to help local and regional partners better understand crash patterns that occur and help prioritize transportation safety investments. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Ohio Implements Bold New Law To Deter Against Distracted Driving

1 Nov , 2018  

Having become law on October 29, House Bill 95 establishes Ohio’s unique approach of combating distracted driving by enhancing existing moving violations.

For example, law enforcement officers no longer will need to prove a driver is texting, but only that a moving violation has occurred and the driver was distracted at the time. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Traffic Fatalities, Traffic Citations Down This Year

2 Oct , 2018  

With the new month, the Ohio Highway Patrol has released year-to-date information about Delaware County traffic. Those numbers suggest that there has been a modest but real downturn in both fatal crashes and the number of traffic-related stops and violations. More…

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