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Circleville Post of Ohio State Highway Patrol Reminds People to Buckle Up During Holiday Season

Accident Occurred last week in October 2018. The driver walked away with only minor injuries. He was wearing seatbelt

CIRCLEVILLE- The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding everyone to buckle-up this upcoming holiday season and continue to do so throughout the New Year. In the last two years, a total of 1,142 people were killed in crashes who were not wearing an available safety belt.

Accident Occurred on Nov 1,2018 two people in accident were wearing seatbelts and had only minor injuries

“It’s simple – safety belts save lives and reduce injury in crashes,” said Lt. Steven K. Herron, commander of the Circleville Post. “It is the easiest thing you can do to protect yourself, your family and friends.”

4 individuals in this crash all had seatbelts, this was a high impact crash in a 55 mph zone. 3 people in this accident only had minor injuries. Two of the occupants are in this photo.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 409 lives were saved in Ohio and 14,668 were saved nationwide in 2016 by safety belts. 

Accident occurred in September, 2018 individual had to be extricated from car. Suffered some injuries in this head on collision but survived, was wearing seatbelt.

According to Ohio’s 2018 Observational Seatbelt Survey, more than 84 percent of motorists were found to be in compliance with Ohio’s safety belt law, an increase from 2017. Unfortunately, this illustrates far too many Ohioans still do not buckle up.  

Accident occurred in September. Head on collision resulting in some injuries all had seatbelts on.

Ohio’s safety belt law remains a secondary violation, however troopers will continue zero tolerance enforcement when motorists are stopped for other violations and are found to not be wearing their safety belt. Last year, 124,697 people were convicted of driving or riding in a passenger vehicle without wearing a safety belt. 

Accident in September of 2018. Both were wearing seatbelts and only suffered minor injuries.

Troopers encourage everyone to Buckle Up Every Trip, Every Time. For a complete statistical analysis of safety belt violations please visit: