Survey Shows Ohio’s Seat Belt Usage has Dropped to Lowest Level in 18 Years

Drivers reminded to buckle up as Click It or Ticket campaign begins


(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio’s annual observational seat belt survey shows that seat belt usage has dropped in Ohio to its lowest level in nearly two decades.

According to the study conducted by the Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO), the statewide seat belt compliance rate dropped from 84.1% in 2021 to 80.8% in 2022 – the lowest compliance rate since 2005.Read full story

TSA is Prepared for High Travel Volumes this Memorial Day Weekend and the Summer Travel Season

Agency announces new benefit to TSA PreCheck® membership and continues to deploy checkpoint technology

to improve security effectiveness, efficiency and the passenger experience

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared to screen high volumes of passengers at airport security checkpoints nationwide this summer travel season, which begins Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day.Read full story

NHTSA Proposes New Crashworthiness Pedestrian Protection Testing Program

Proposal will help improve safety for vulnerable road users

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing updates to its flagship vehicle safety consumer information program, the New Car Assessment Program, or NCAP. Today, NHTSA is issuing a request for public comment on new pedestrian crashworthiness tests that measure how well vehicles protect those outside the vehicle, which can reduce pedestrian fatalities.Read full story

TSA Awards up to $128 Million to Manufacture, Procure and Maintain the Second Generation of Credential Authentication Technology (CAT-2) Systems for Airport Security Checkpoints

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a value of up to $128 million, to Idemia Identity and Security USA, LLC for the second generation Credential Authentication Technology (CAT-2) systems and support services at TSA security checkpoints.     Read full story

Motorcycle Ohio Marks National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month with New Message for Riders and Drivers

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – April 21, 2023 – Ohio drivers should expect to see more motorcycle riders on the road as peak riding season gets under way, according to Motorcycle Ohio, a division of the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. Motorcycle Ohio is raising awareness about motorcycle safety ahead of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness month in May.Read full story