Videos released as “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers begins
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO) announced today that two more new videos aimed at reducing teen crashes have been released for National Youth Traffic Safety Month in May.… Read full story
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
State agencies reminding drivers to be safe on the road
COLUMBUS – Millions of drivers will hit the road for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, kicking off the unofficial start to summer.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) is predicting 42.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home during the holiday, a 7% increase over 2022.… Read full story
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
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
NHTSA kicks off 2023 Click It or Ticket campaign to reduce traffic fatalities
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is kicking off its annual Click It or Ticket campaign to encourage drivers and passengers to buckle up, reminding everyone that seat belts save lives.… Read full story
WASHINGTON – Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recognized its top performing employees and teams during the 2022 TSA Honorary Awards celebration held at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This is the first time the ceremony was held in-person since 2019.… Read full story
Jacksontown, Ohio (Friday, May 5, 2023) – The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Knox County. All outlined work is weather permitting.
U.S. Route 36
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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
(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