New Philadelphia, Ohio – With the holiday rush follows road accidents. The State Highway Patrol reported that at least six people died on Ohio roads during the New Year’s holiday period. Weather conditions affected by snow and icy roads are considered important factors
The fatal crashes happened on Monday and Tuesday in the highways of Franklin, Lucas, Meigs and Stark counties.
A year ago, around 14 people were killed during the New Year’s holiday reporting period, which spanned four days instead of two and included a weekend.
Records showed that the total number of people killed on the state’s roads have increased in 2012 as compared with the previous year. There were at least 1,056 deaths in 962 fatal crashes during the past year. That’s up from 1,015 deaths in 2011.
In 2012, Ohio also has at least 45 unconfirmed crash fatalities for 2012. They include those that remain under investigation and may not ultimately be ruled traffic deaths.
The 102-hour Christmas holiday travel period which began Friday is quite alarming. The holiday accident and fatality count statewide is already significantly higher than 2011.
In Georgia, State Patrol office has reported that there were 10 fatalities statewide for the 2012 holiday period. In Michigan, ten people died in traffic crashes over the New Year’s holiday; in while another nine people died over the Christmas holiday. Five people lost their lives in Mississippi traffic accidents during the Christmas holiday period. According to statistics released Thursday by Cpl. Andy West, public relations officer for Troop H in Meridian. Seven people were killed and 315 others were injured in 1,336 crashes statewide investigated by Pennsylvania State Police during the Christmas holiday driving period.
During holiday seasons, people should increase their awareness for safety as one of their prime concerns.
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