Highway patrol teams up with Youngstown Police Department on I-680

Highway patrol teams up with Youngstown Police Department on I-680


The Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, along with the Youngstown Police Department, has and will continue to place an increased emphasis on traffic enforcement on the Interstate 680 corridor during peak crash days and times throughout 2014. From 2009-2013, I-680 experienced eight fatal, 337 injury, and 876 property damage crashes with the majority due to unsafe speed.

The Canfield post has the objective being to get motorists to obey the speed limit by placing officers on the 680 corridor in the city of Youngstown, and Boardman, and Austintown townships.

Law enforcement will target all violations with an emphasis on speed, following too closely, improper lane changes, OVI, seat belt violations, and failing to move over or slow down to a stopped emergency and public safety vehicle. Officers will utilize aircraft to assist with ground operations.

During three days last week, the patrol and the Youngstown Police Department issued more than 100 traffic tickets on I-680 for speed.

Motorists are reminded to obey the posted speed limit, don’t drive impaired or distracted, and buckle up all of the time.

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