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The Putnam County Safe Communities program reports that for the months of April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 there were no traffic deaths in Putnam County.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each fatality has a comprehensive cost of $3,366,388 associated with it. The fatality cost in Putnam County for April 2013 to July 2013 was $ 0.00. Mike Klear, Putnam County Safe Communities says, “Please help prevent deaths in 2013!” As of July 9th, 2013, the state of Ohio preliminary data from the Traffic Statistics section shows 406 confirmed fatalities in 2013 as compared to 576 for the same period in 2012. A decrease of 170 deaths from this time last year. Locally, Putnam County has had 0 traffic deaths to date, which is one less than last year at this time.

You can find provisional fatality information along with other resources on the Ohio Department of Public Safety Web site at: http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/ohio_fatal_stats.stm

“It is up to each of us in Putnam County to be smart and to buckle up, not drink and drive and be aware, not distracted while you are driving on our roadways,” says Mike Klear, project director. The Putnam County Safe Communities Coalition is dedicated to keeping our county roads safe so we don’t have to grieve over someone in our county. Please be safe when walking, biking or driving a Car, Truck, SUV or Motorcycle!

The “Safe Communities” program was developed through the Ohio Department of Public Safety to establish and/or expand community partnerships to create safer, healthier communities throughout Ohio. For more information about the Economic Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes or the Putnam County Safe Communities Coalition feel free to contact Mike Klear at the Putnam County Educational Service Center.

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