March Traffic Fatality Report
April 5, 2012
The Richland County Safe Communities Coalition reports that for the month of March there was one traffic death in Richland County.
The only previous March with a traffic fatality in the last five years was in 2008 when five people died in a single alcohol-related crash.
The chart below reflects the five-year totals of traffic-related fatalities in Richland County for March and for the year to date:
Through 3 Months
According to the Federal Highway Administration’s comprehensive costs for traffic fatalities*, each fatality has a comprehensive cost of $6 million associated with it. The four traffic fatalities this year have cost Richland County $24 million.
April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month and the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition and the Mansfield/Ontario/Richland County Health Department is reminding people that driving is a full-time task that requires all of your attention. More information on distracted driving is available at www.richlandhealth.org and www.distraction.gov
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