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Knox County Safe Communities Releases 2024 Quarter Two Traffic Fatalities Update

The Knox County Safe Communities Coalition reports two (2) traffic crash fatalities from April 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024. This compares to one (1) traffic crash fatality in Knox County during the same months in 2023. For 2024, Knox County has experienced 471 crashes, resulting in two (2) fatalities thus far.  

“The crash statistics for this quarter indicate that 11% of drivers were speeding, 9% were not wearing a seatbelt, 2% of drivers were driving impaired, and 3% were distracted.” said Suzanne Dapprich, Safe Communities Program Coordinator at Knox Public Health.  

To go along with the yearly goal to reduce the number of traffic fatalities in our community, the Safe Communities Coalition conducts traffic safety media campaigns, coordinates events and activities and distributes educational materials.  The coalition also focuses on educating the driving population of Knox County about impaired driving, seat belt use, distracted driving and motorcycle awareness.  

Efforts of the Safe Communities Program are funded through a grant from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO).  For more information about OTSO and statewide efforts to improve safety on Ohio’s roadways, visit http://ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov/index.stm

For more information or to get involved with the Knox County Safe Communities Coalition, contact Suzanne Dapprich at 740-392-2200 x 2225 or sdapprich@knoxhealth.com

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