COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with law enforcement throughout the country to focus on traffic safety and crash reduction during the Operation CARE Spring Break/St. Patrick’s Day Mobilization. The initiative will begin on Saturday, March 12 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through Sunday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Ohio has continued to see an increase in fatal crashes over the last few years. The campaign is used to help law enforcement educate drivers on the dangers of driving impaired, without a seatbelt and distracted.
“We will have an increased presence of law enforcement, as more people travel to and from their spring break destination this year,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro. “And as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations begin, please make sure you’re properly wearing safety belts and designating a sober driver. Your actions can influence friends and family to make the same choices.”
CARE, Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort, is a section within the International Chiefs of Police. CARE provides law enforcement with information, training and a forum for discussion on roadway safety issues.