When an Ohio driver does not adhere to the rules of the road, it can result in fines and other consequences. One of the most common traffic violations is speeding, and drivers could have to pay expensive fines if caught driving over the speed limit. Another common traffic violation is failure to yield, and one Ohio police jurisdiction plans on stopping and citing more drivers who do this.
Between 2019 and 2020, Hancock County estimates that there were 311 motor vehicle accidents that occurred as a result of drivers failing to properly yield. Of those 311 accidents, almost 70 of them resulted in a serious injury. Two resulted in fatalities. This seemingly minor error can actually lead to devastating consequences, which is why the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be watching carefully for this violation.
The funds to increase monitoring will come from grant money. The OSHP will start by identifying problem areas where it is common to see this type of traffic violation take place. By specifically targeting these areas and remaining vigilant to watch for these types of crashes, they hope to reduce injuries or deaths related to failure to yield.
If cited for failure to yield, it could result in fines that a driver may not be able to pay. Traffic violations can also result in points on the driver’s license and higher insurance rates. It may be beneficial for an Ohio driver to consider fighting a citation with the help of an experienced attorney. Challenging a citation may help a driver avoid various inconvenient consequences and penalties.