Van Wert patrol to beef up distracted driving enforcement efforts

VAN WERT — Troopers from the Van Wert post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will provide additional patrol during the week of July 19-25 to a stretch of U.S. 30 that has been identified as a “distracted driving corridor.”

The temporary corridor zone is from milepost 4 to milepost 14 in Van Wert County, which includes several at-grade intersections which historically have accounted for a higher number of failure to yield crashes and distracted driving behaviors, according to Lt. Jonathon Gray, post commander.

A sergeant and two troopers from the Van Wert post will work 10-hour shifts throughout the week as part of the project dubbed Move Over Slow Down. At the end of the week, a report will be given regarding any operational successes as well as challenges that were faced during the project.

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