How Safe Are Ohio Roads?

How Safe Are Ohio Roads?

We may joke that drivers are terrible in California, or Texas, or that state up north, but what about our own state of Ohio? How safe are our roads? Is our legislature doing enough to protect us through new traffic safety laws?

Well, according to some sources, Ohio is not doing enough to protect us from common traffic safety issues.

Among suggested laws are the following:

  1. Primary Enforcement Seat Belt Law – In Ohio, seat belt restrictions are enforced only if another a driver is stopped for another safety violation. Officers are prohibited from stopping a vehicle solely to enforce the seat belt safety law.
  2. All Rider Motorcycle Helmet Law – Ohio law requires only minors under the age of 18 to wear a helmet on a motorcycle.
  3. Rear Facing Child Safety Seat Through Age 2 – Ohio law only requires a rear facing child safety seat through age 1.

There are on average over 1,000 traffic deaths every year in Ohio costing us about $10 billion in economic loss.

Should we being doing more to prevent serious traffic crash injuries and fatalities?

My hope is that you never require the need for an experienced Columbus car accident lawyer. However, please do not hesitate to contact a local personal injury attorney. The Jones Firm is here to help you.

Author Bio

Geoff Jones is the CEO and Managing Partner of The Jones Firm, a personal injury law firm in Columbus, Ohio. With years of experience in personal injury law, he has zealously represented clients in a wide range of legal matters, including car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, wrongful death, and other cases.

Geoff received his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and is a member of the Columbus Bar Association. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including being selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2022-2023.

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