Troopers Warn About Dangers of Not Yielding

By: James Sparvero Email
By: James Sparvero Email

Tens of thousands of crashes for failing to yield.

That's why state troopers want you to take your time and obey all traffic signs and signals.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says drivers running red lights, stop signs or not yielding caused more than 40,000 crashes across the state last year.

Failing to yield was 2013's second highest cause of fatal crashes.

Drivers 25 and under were at fault for the largest percentage of crashes.

"We don't like to see crashes that happen that are senseless crashes. That should not be happening. People are just being distracted. They're not paying attention and that's really just what it comes down to," says Sgt. Jeffery Welch, with the Marietta Post of the OSHP.

State troopers say you can avoid these crashes by slowing down, yielding to other drivers and being courteous.

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