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Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser driving
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Ohio drivers will see more officers on the road starting Sunday as the Ohio Highway Patrol begins a high visibility enforcement campaign for the state’s Move Over Law.

Interstate 71 is closed Wednesday morning due to a tractor trailer accident and fuel leak near the Franklin County and Pickaway County line.
Ohio Department of Transporation

Update 8:41 a.m.: Both sides of Interstate 71 have partially reopened.

Original story: Interstate 71 was closed in both directions near the Franklin County-Pickaway County line Wednesday morning becauase of a semi-truck accident and subsequent fuel leak near Orient.

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State transportation officials say a tanker crash that shut down a busy ramp on the city's Northwest side this week is among more than three dozen crashes on that ramp since it opened in late 2016. It’s also the ramp’s second tanker rollover.

New directional arrows have been popping up on area exit ramps, along with wrong-way signs at lower levels more in-line with where impaired drivers tend to look.
ODOT

Ohio is trying something new in an effort to stop drivers from going the wrong direction on highway exit ramps.

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Two Ohio Department of Transportation workers were hospitalized but are expected to survive after being hit on Interstate 71 near Orient early Tuesday morning.

A new analysis by Case Western Reserve University finds that red light cameras do little to reduce accidents at the intersections where they are installed.

Researchers examined data from Houston over a 12-year period, during which the city ended its red light camera program.

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DriveOhio, Gov. John Kasich's innovation center for new technology within the Department of Transportation, launched a three-year, $5.9 million study this weekend to see how drones can be integrated to monitor roadways.

Stop sign partially covered by a tree
Albert Bridge / Wikimedia Commons

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a city can’t be sued if a driver’s view of a stop or other traffic control sign is blocked by shrubs or plants, unless they’re actually growing on the sign.

Cincinnati ranks 39 out of nearly 300 American cities for traffic congestion. The study from INRIX indicates Cincinnati drivers spent about 26 hours a year during peak travel times in gridlock. INRIX Chief Economist Graham Cookson says seven percent of all driving time locally was in congestion.

Two Teens Killed In Delaware County Crash

Jan 25, 2018
Police tape
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Two teenagers have died and a third is in critical condition after a single-vehicle crash in Delaware County.

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One of Central Ohio’s best-known speed traps is drawing sirens from the Ohio Auditor's office.

Adora Namigadde

The city of Dublin has become famous – or infamous – for its roundabouts. Its signature traffic circle, the big one at Route 161 and Riverside Drive, has had some problems: since it opened last summer, the number of accidents at the busy intersection has ballooned.

School bus
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Two people were injured when a truck crashed head-on into a school bus Thursday morning on Columbus' west side, according to police.

SWAT officer
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Columbus Police reopened I-70 after apprehending a man with a gun who fled into a building facing the freeway Tuesday afternoon.

City of Dublin / Twitter

Both directions of I-270 and US-33 reopened Monday afternoon after a tanker truck caught fire in Dublin, killing its driver and closing down the highways.

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