By Wayne Gates –
14 people on the road in Ohio were killed over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Less than half of them were wearing a seat belt.
“It’s a shame that failing to do something that takes two seconds can rip a family apart for the rest of their lives,” said Lieutenant Randy McElfresh of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
“We consider selt belt enforcement to be a primary focus because over half the people killed in fatal accidents over the past couple of years were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.”
8300 tickets for not wearing a seat belt were issued across the state by the OHP from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28.
52,000 drivers in total were stopped statewide, with 787 arrested for OVI, 490 for drug possession and 156 more for other felonies.
Troopers also arrested 49 people on outstanding felony warrants.