Dangers of Rural Roads

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Ever found yourself driving a little faster on those two lane country roads?

Not as much traffic, so a little more room to push the pedal.

That's a problem.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says people think rural roads mean fewer cars, so why not faster speeds.


Almost all fatal crashes occur on those roads throughout Washington and Morgan Counties.

Speed is the main thing to blame.

The OSHP says when people think they know the roadways they forget about defensive driving.

Not a good idea.

Most accidents occur very close to where the person lives.

Also with these winter weather conditions lately they create the need for even more caution.

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