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Student Drivers Learn To Co-Exist With Cyclists

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Anthony Thomas teaches a "share the road" class at the Columbus Driving Academy in Reynoldsburg. The state, in recent years, has included more information about bicyclists in the curriculum guidelines.
5:00AM
April
17, 2014

With more bicyclists on the road, drivers have to learn to share. While fewer cyclists were hurt on Ohio roads last year, fatalities ticked up slightly. Ohio driver’s ed instruction has been slow to keep up with the rising number of bicycle commuters. But student drivers are learning more than ever about how to co-exist with cyclists.

Ohio Safety Head Tells High School Distracted Driving Takes Lives

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Ohio Highway Patrol Troopers says reckless and distracted driving is leading cause of death among 16 to 20 year olds.
3:08PM
October 22, 2013

Police and Safety agencies Tuesday took their distracted driving message to a Franklin County High School.
At Hamilton Township High School. State Public Safety Director John Born says during the last two years, teen drivers were involved in 144,000 traffic crashes resulting in 299 fatalities.

Ohio Drunken Driver Registry Incomplete

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An investigation shows an online registry of repeat drunk drivers is incomplete.
9:43AM
September 30, 2013

A newspaper investigation shows the Ohio online registry of repeatedly convicted drunken drivers includes information from only about half of the counties in the state and doesn’t include some habitual offenders.