A number of recent studies have confirmed that Cuyahoga County is the most dangerous area for drivers in Ohio. Since the city of Cleveland is included in this area, it should be no surprise that this is the most dangerous spot. Out of nearly 260,000 crashes reported in the state, over 10% occurred within the boundaries of Cuyahoga County.
The number of vehicle accidents is increasing
Motor vehicle accidents in Cuyahoga County were so numerous that they caused the county to rank at #2 in the state. The total number of crashes recorded was 28,066. This figure caused the county to come in a few hundred crashes short of Hamilton County. However, it was a higher number of crashes recorded over the previous year.
The very dense population of the county was one of the most significant contributing factors to the higher number of crashes. There are a lot more people on the road in these areas. There is also a great many more people and places to visit in the city. As a result, areas like I-90, I-480, and Route 6 will continue to record the highest number of crashes.
Last year’s total number of vehicle crash fatalities in Cuyahoga County was listed as 110. The year also saw an increase in the number of increased violations and subsequent citations. The amount of damage to private and public property was also immense.
What can drivers do to prevent crashes?
Car crash injuries become much less likely when drivers are fully aware of the hazards around them. Drivers are urged to stay alert and keep their eyes on the road. Potential distractions, such as the physical handling of cell phones, should be minimized.
Highway safety experts recommend that drivers obey the speed limit and all applicable road signs. These are notices that are posted to make drivers aware of dangers that may exist on the road. They are also warned to avoid the blind spots of commercial trucks and other larger vehicles.