Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Roads Safer For Ohio Cyclists In 2013
Riding a bicycle on Ohio roads seems to be getting safer.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety statistics show that fewer bicyclists were injured and killed riding in the state last year compared with the previous year.
The agency says more than 1,500 bicyclists were injured statewide last year, down from about 1,900 in 2012. Last year, 19 riders were killed in crashes in Ohio, compared with 18 in 2012.
Bike advocates say they’re gaining strength in numbers. With more bicycles on the road, motorists may become more comfortable riding alongside them.
But bicyclists still want more protections – including a state rule requiring cars to give bicyclists a 3-foot cushion when they pass, and stiffer penalties for hit-skip drivers.