In Ohio, 14% of fatal motor vehicle accidents are caused by speeding. The state actually has the ninth-lowest percentage rate in the nation for fatal accidents caused by speeding. Ohio is far below the District of Columbia and New Hampshire, which have percentage rates of 39.5% and 38%, respectively. However, speeding is still a serious problem in the state.
There were more than 200,000 injuries caused by drunk drivers in Ohio and throughout the country in 2017. According to the president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), it is imperative that the automotive industry do whatever it can to make sure that drunk drivers cannot operate motor vehicles. A combination of state and federal funds is currently helping to spur the development of the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety.
Drivers who cause fatal two-vehicle accidents in Ohio and around the country are nearly twice as likely to have opioids in their system as drivers who are not at fault.. A study that came to this conclusion was published in JAMA Network Open in February.
In the early morning hours of March 17, 2018, a former Ohio State University student was killed in a two-car accident at approximately 2:15 a.m. The accident occurred in Columbus, Ohio, at the intersection of Summit Street and East 15th Avenue.